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(Sally) Quyen Ai Do, M.Ed.

Project Director | Graduate Research Assistant | Ph.D. Candidate


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Quyen A. Do is an international Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Her research interests are focused on psychological trauma and the wellbeing of marginalized communities examined within an intersectionality framework. As the Project Director of the PRIDE Family Studies Lab at UTSA, Quyen also studies relationship functioning in the LGBT+ communities. Quyen is currently furthering her skills conducting both quantitative and qualitative research.

Before coming to UTSA, Quyen graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counselor Education. Quyen’s academic merit has been recognized with awards such as the Undergraduate Research Scholarship,  Embree Presidential Scholarship, Flannagan Memorial Fellowship, and HCaP Outstanding Graduate Student Award. During her doctoral program, Quyen published her research in various peer-review journals, presented at national conferences, and received two competitive research grants for her dissertation.

In addition to research, Quyen gained clinical experiences working with adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, and has passed the National Counselor Examination in pursuit of her official licensure in counseling. Quyen is passionate about contributing her research and clinical skills to serving marginalized communities in the U.S., particularly those impacted by trauma and violence.

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September 2019 - present

Ph.D. in Experimental

College for Health, Community and Policy
University of Texas at San Antonio 
(in progress)

August 2017 - August 2019

M.Ed. in Counselor Education

Department of Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Class of 2019

August 2015 - May 2017

B.A. in Psychology

Department of Psychology

University of Texas at Austin

Class of 2017

Honors: magna cum laude

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HCaP Outstanding Graduate Student Award

May 2022

Quyen was selected as the 2021-2022  HCaP Outstanding Graduate Student in recognition of her outstanding research, service, and leadership within the College of Health, Community & Policy.

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