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SVP CHAIR-ELECT

Dr. Rachel Navarro is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development for the College of Education and Human Development at the University of North Dakota. She is the former department chair for UND’s Department of Counseling Psychology and Community Services and the former co-director of training for UND’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, her Master’s Degree in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her primary research focuses on the academic engagement, satisfaction, and persistence of Latinxs and women in engineering, which is currently funded by the National Science Foundation. Her other research areas include rural psychology, integrated health care, and the well-being of students of color, particularly those who identify as Latinx and American Indian/Native American. She serves as an associate editor for Journal of Counseling Psychology and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Latina/o Psychology and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Dr. Navarro is the former Division 17 Vice President for Scientific Affairs. She also currently serves on the APA Minority Fellowship Program’s Training Advisory Committee. Dr. Navarro is currently the SVP chair-elect.