Doctoral and Graduate Interns

Hyunwoo Koo

Research Assistant, 2019-Present

Hyunwoo is a PhD student studying Practical Theology at Boston University’s School of Theology. He focuses on the socio-cultural and religious experiences of Korean immigrants in the US, guided by postcolonial and migration studies. His research interests also include contextual theologies, namely queer theologies and Asian/Asian American theologies. Prior to his current program, Hyunwoo studied at Boston University (MDiv) and Harvard University (MTS in Comparative Studies).

Dimitri Luzincourt

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Dimitri is a second-year Master’s student studying Psychology at Boston University. After growing up in New York, he attended Brown University as an undergraduate and received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After spending some time as a Research Assistant as an undergraduate student, he is eager to work at CMAC and gain exposure to multidisciplinary research. One of his major goals at Boston University is to gain more diverse research experience. He loves both playing and watching sports in his spare time, especially football, basketball, and soccer.

Nathan Patti

Research Assistant, 2019-Present

Nathan is a student at Boston University’s School of Theology pursuing a Masters of Divinity. Prior to starting his master’s degree Nathan spent six years in church ministry, during which he established two new youth programs. His work at the School of Theology focuses on the relation of theory and practice within Christian theology, and he hopes to continue his studies into a PhD.

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Xuliang Zhang

CMAC Summer Research Fellow, 2020
Research Assistant, 2019-Present

Xuliang is a second-year student pursuing a Masters of Theological Studies in the Boston University School of Theology. Prior to his current program, he received his Bachelor of Philosophy in Science of Religion at Minzu University of China. He is passionate about how to provide spiritual care and mental health therapy under the context of Chinese culture, especially in the fields of suicide, trauma, family, and sexual orientation. In the future, he plans to become a licensed therapist and hopes to continue his studies by pursuing a PhD. Xuliang was awarded a CMAC Summer Research Fellowship in 2020 for his work on the STARS project.

Undergraduate Interns

Ali Areiqat

Research Assistant, 2020-Present

Ali is a junior at Boston University studying in Computer Engineering. In the future, he plans to pursue an MD and become a doctor. He is passionate about mental health and artificial intelligence, and spends his free time reading and volunteering.

Lauren Holmes

Development Assistant, 2020-Present

Lauren is an undergraduate student in her final year at at Simmons University, studying Sociology, English, and Cinema. She leaves for Ukraine in August to serve as a TEFL instructor with the Peace Corps for two years, after which she plans to pursue a PhD in cultural anthropology and folklore. She is passionate about global human rights, and in her free time enjoys studying languages and exploring new places.

Allana Radel

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Allana is an undergraduate student at Boston University majoring in Health Science and Public Health. In the future, she plans to pursue a combined J.D. and MPH with the intention of working in health law and policy. She is passionate about mental health, public health policy, elder and child abuse prevention, and women’s healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys planning and engaging in community service outreach, reading and writing, travelling, and being outside.

Andrew Spencer

Web Development Assistant, 2020-Present

Andrew is a senior studying Computer Science at Boston University. He hopes to get a career working with artificial intelligence or computer graphics. He enjoys spending his time hiking and camping, reading books, or spending time with his friends and family

Molly Wilde

Research Assistant, 2020-Present

Molly is an undergraduate student majoring in English at Boston College. By pursuing a career in the medical field, she hopes to combine her current interests in improving healthcare equity and the holistic treatment of illnesses. In the future, she plans to further her involvement in grassroots organizations and community initiatives to work towards developing sustainable, community-driven solutions to global health concerns such as disease prevention, food insecurities, and access to health services.

Hannah Wolfe

Communications Assistant, 2020-Present

Hannah is an undergraduate student at Boston College majoring in Economics. She is passionate about multidisciplinary research related to economics and its intersection with subjects like public policy and mental health. In the future, Hannah would like to further participate in research related to social and economic inequality. She is currently working on an honors thesis studying the link between economic decline and suicide and depression in rural communities.

Abigail Yoo

Research Assistant, 2020-Present

Abigail is an undergraduate student at Boston College majoring in Biology. She is passionate about mental health, healthcare equity, and public health policy. Pursuing a career in the medical field, she hopes to target the underlying and root causes of public health issues that put many at a disadvantage for equal healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys engaging in community service outreach, playing music with her family, and writing.