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Breahannah Hilaire Named Scholar of the Month

Breahannah HilaireCongratulations to Breahannah Hilaire, Holmes Scholar of the Month for July 2020. Hilaire recently completed the first year of her doctoral program at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision. 

Prior to attending UCF, Hilaire completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Rollins College. She is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and holds counseling certifications in both clinical hypnosis and university and college counseling.

Her research interests include college counseling, suicide and crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, and the judicial system. She carries a wealth of counseling knowledge with various clinical experiences working with adolescents and young adults both at the juvenile detention center and within college settings. Within the first year of her doctoral journey, Hilaire has already presented her research at national conferences and written multiple manuscripts. She recently co-authored a manuscript on exploring mentorship by addressing the imposter syndrome and emotional labor of female students of color.

Hilaire is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC), and the UCF Counselor Education Doctoral Student Organization (CEDSO). She is dedicated and committed to success both within her academic and work areas and amongst her colleagues and cohort members. Hilaire has a genuine heart and is active in advocating for underserved, multicultural populations who cannot advocate for themselves, including her community, colleagues, friends, and family. To learn more about Hilaire’s work and accomplishments, feel free to visit her website



Azaria Cunningham

William Paterson University