Natalia Acosta, a graduate student in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Clinical Psychology program, received a fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The awards help women overcome barriers and become leaders by developing the skills and experience to excel in their fields and lead innovative community projects.
Acosta is a member of the Latino Mental Health and Treatment Outcomes Lab in the Department of Psychology. She will conduct Written Exposure Therapy work with her advisor, Trey Andrews, in Colombia.
After earning her B.S. in psychology from Universidad de Los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia, she worked as a research assistant in the Public Health area of the nonprofit Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota and with teens who were former guerrilla members. She is interested in studying mental health issues in immigrants.