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She, her, hers



I am a third-year student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Suffolk University in the Youth Development in Context Lab. I am originally from Seattle, WA, where I pursued my B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health at the University of Washington. After completing my undergraduate degree, I was an AmeriCorps service member for Communities In Schools of Kent. I was placed at a Title-1 middle school for a year and was subsequently hired on as full-time staff for three years. My responsibilities ranged from case management and behavioral interventions to school wide program implementation. My experience at CIS further engrained my dedication for working with youth and serving under resourced and marginalized communities. Mental health emerged as a key common thread for the youth and families I worked with, which in turn prompted my interest in pursuing a clinical psychology doctoral program. I have completed my first clinical training placement at Suffolk University’s Counseling Center where I developed foundational skills in individual therapy with undergraduate and graduate students. My second and current clinical practicum placement is at Brown University, Bradley Hospital Adolescent Inpatient Unit. I have recently completed my Master’s thesis and am now working towards publication. This project utilized a person-centered lens to explore how ethnic-racial identity, coping, and mindfulness factors differentiate students into meaningful profiles of adjustment amongst a diverse population of incoming college freshman. I am beginning to develop my plan for dissertation and am involved in a number of research projects in the lab relating to youth, emerging adult, and adult immigration experiences.

Research Interests

Risk and resilience factors, community-participatory based research approaches, anti-racist research, positive youth development, developmental impacts of oppression, restorative justice and reparative practices, education, child and adolescent identity development, mixed-methods research.

Publications & Presentations


Marks, A. K. Woolverton, G. A. & Murry, M. D. (In Press). Xenophobia and racism: immigrant youth experiences, stress & resilience. To appear in: Tummala-Narra, P (Eds.), Racial Minority Immigrants and Trauma in the United States. American Psychological Association Division 45, APA Books.

Veloira, C., Bussu, A., & Murry, M. D. (2020). The Transformative Possibilities of Restorative Approaches to Education. In Intercultural Education: Critical Perspectives, Pedagogical Challenges and Promising Practices (pp. 298). Nova Science Publishers.

Giray, C., Diaz, G., Gallagher, N., Lee, R., Marks, A.K., Martinez, M. I., Murry, M.D., Ramos, Z., Roberg, R., Camacho-Thompson, D., Wollman, N., & Zhang, L. (April 24, 2020). Mitigating the implications of Coronavirus pandemic on families. Research to Policy Collaboration Newsletter, Issue 6.


Murry, M. D., Marks, A. K. (April, 2020-cancelled). Adapting to College: Exploration of psychological well-being, coping, and identity as markers of readiness. Poster Presentation at the International Conference on Applied Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Boston, MA.

Murry, M. D., Harkins, D., Williams, M., Pottinger, K., Viquez-Salas, A. (March, 2019). Stakeholders Voices in Service Learning. Workshop Presentation at Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference, Providence, RI.

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