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Kirsis Dipre Named Holmes Scholar of the Month

Kirsis DipreCongratulations to Kirsis Dipre, Holmes Scholar of the Month for December 2021. Dipre is currently a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Syracuse University. She is also a visiting assistant professor in counseling at the University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut. 

Dipre’s professional background includes over 3 years of experience as a counselor working with children, adolescents, and adults. In her work, Dipre has primarily served racially and ethnically minoritized populations who are often impacted by systems of oppression. She is currently the mentorship committee chair for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) and is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellow with expertise in clinical mental health and multicultural counseling.

Dipre’s research interests revolve around mental health service use, and access for racial and ethnic minorities, particularly Afro-Latinx immigrants. Additionally, she is interested in mentorship and advising practices of racial and ethnic minority students in counselor education programs. When not immersed in her academic and professional work, Dipre enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones, hiking, cooking, and exercising. 

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