Psychology Student 2022 recipient of the David J. Prior Award

May 16, 2022
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Congratulations to Psychology major Amish Patel for being the 2022 recipient of the David J. Prior Award. This award recognizes senior level students who have been shaped by the transformative power of a liberal arts education. Amish Patel is a senior double majoring in Philosophy and Psychology at Sonoma State University. Amish is currently a Peer Coach for TRIO SSS, a McNair Scholar, and a part of the 2021-22 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar cohort. His research examines mindfulness’s ability to reduce implicit biases and if this can be applied to diversity training programs. After he graduates, Amish will pursue his Ph.D. in health psychology to pursue his research on health disparities, where he hopes to become a faculty member at a public liberal arts college. Read more about his honor here

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