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Quyen Ai Do, Ph.D.



The Family Institute at Northwestern University

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Quyen A. Do got her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on psychological trauma and the wellbeing of marginalized communities, examined within an intersectionality framework. As the Project Director of the PRIDE Family Studies Lab while at UTSA, Quyen also studied relationship functioning in the LGBTQAI+ communities. 

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 - May 2023

Ph.D. in Experimental

College for Health, Community and Policy
University of Texas at San Antonio 
(Class of 2023)

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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President's Distinguished Diversity Award

April 2023

Quyen Do was the recipient for the 2023 UTSA President’s Distinguished Diversity Award (individual student category), in recognition of her contributions to the field regarding Asian American women and LGBTQ+ populations, and her leadership in the International Students Association at UTSA.

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