Clinical Sciences PhD Candidate, Chaela Nutor, Inducted into Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Emory Psychology congratulates Chaela on this prestigious distinction. The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is named for the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States (Physics, Yale University, 1876), Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet. The Society acknowledges outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.

Chaela Nutor is a candidate for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Emory University where she is the recipient of the Centennial Scholar Fellowship. With her research, she aims to better understand the environmental risk factors that lead to disparities in child development. Chaela uses her research to advocate for the inclusion of typically underrepresented groups. Chaela especially values teaching and mentoring as she believes that the ability to influence and inspire young minds is a responsibility that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Chaela has been recognized as an ambassador for Laney Emory Diversifying Graduate Education (EDGE), where she helps other students take advantage of the benefits of the community by planning and executing social events and disseminating information about opportunities, scholarships, and fellowships to underrepresented graduate students. Chaela is also heavily involved in recruiting for both EDGE and the Emory Psychology Department.

Chaela also leads the Graduate Students in Psychology and Neuroscience (GSPN) and the Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) committees for the psychology department. Long term, Chaela would like to continue teaching undergraduates and conducting research as a tenured professor at an academic institution, as well as continuing her outreach efforts to mentor and teach beyond the confines of the academy.

Learn more about Emory’s chapter of the Honor Society and the other inductees here.

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