Student Committee

Rohan Arcot

Boston University

Rohan Arcot (he/him) is a first-year PhD student in Counseling Psychology at Boston University. He holds a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), a B.A. in psychology from Hamilton College, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. He works as a research team member in the ARISE lab and for the Center for Character and Social Responsibility. He previously worked as a teaching assistant at JHU and lab manager for the SPIEE lab. His research interests include Asian American mental health, culturally sensitive therapeutic treatments, positive psychology, anti-racism, and multicultural counseling training. He is an avid sports fan and loves to bake. You can contact him at

Kayla Womack

Tennessee State University

Research Conference Student Committee

Kayla obtained her bachelor’s degree in English Studies from Illinois State University, her M.A. in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul University, and M.S.Ed. in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a first-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Tennessee State University. Her research interests include BIPOC maternal health, child development, and trauma. She is passionate about working with pregnant/parenting women, and children.