Giulietta Flaherty is in GSAPP’s School Psychology PsyD Program on the five-year track. During her externship at the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS), a GSAPP community-based center, she worked on behavioral programming, therapeutic interventions, and academic, social, and employment support.
“I truly appreciate being able to develop my skills in a variety of cutting-edge areas,” she said. “I have always been passionate about intersectionality and understanding overlapping marginalized identities. The community that I want to work with for my dissertation—students who are Black, have an intellectual disability, and are going to school on a college campus—is a very niche group. There is zero published literature about this topic and this community, so with the support of my dissertation chair, I'm excited to be starting something new in this area of research!”