Change Kwesele is a fifth year doctoral candidate in the Joint Social Work and Psychology program at the University of Michigan. She served as a White House Intern in the Obama administration, and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Zambia, with the Forum of African Women Educationalists of Zambia (FAWEZA).

She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) and a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW). Currently, she serves as an intern therapist with the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan. Her academic research focuses on youth holistic wellness, mental health initiatives, and youth civic engagement in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. For her dissertation she is exploring mental health experiences among young adult children of African immigrants in the United States. She approaches her work from a biopsychosocial perspective, Africentric worldview and community based participatory framework.

Her goal is to support and create youth and community centered, culturally grounded initiatives towards positive personal and professional outcomes.

We are glad to have Change Kwesele as a featured guest for the very first episode of virtual Brunch & Learn – Expand Your Mindset: Secrets for Winning in Life. Click the link to learn more and register.

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