I am Ellen Ijebor. I am currently a fist-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at New Mexico State University. During my undergraduate studies I worked as a community assistant and office assistant in on-campus housing. I also served as a research assistant to two faculty members and as a teaching assistant.
My research during my undergraduate career mostly focused on Imposter Phenomenon and the Dunning Kruger effect and its interactions with factors such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression and marginalized identities. I also did some research on Heroism in conjunction with the Heroic Imagination Project and a study on death anxiety in the LGBTQ+ population. I have spoken at symposiums and presented posters on these research topics at conferences. My research interests now are primarily focused on sexual minorities, ethnic minorities, intersectionality and social justice.
After I graduate, I would like to remain in academia as a professor and also practice as a clinician in the community.
B.A. in Psychology, minor Religioys Studies, 2019
California State University, Bakersfield