Clementina Jose received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Queens College at the tender age of 19. Throughout Clementina’s undergraduate career, she worked as a resident assistant within her dormitory, maintained several internships within private practices, inpatient as well as outpatient programs, and schools. She also was an E-board member within the African Students Association where she worked to properly inform students about the beauty of African Culture. Not to mention she also worked as a peer mentor and held many other leadership hats on campus.
Shortly after graduation, Clementina began her journey at CUNY Hunter College where she is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree, with a concentration on Clinical Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups. Clementina is presently a full-time first year student and also manages a part-time job where she mentors high school students within an organization called Breakthrough New York. Clementina is committed to social justice and ultimately aims to empower students to be their best selves, by supporting them and honoring their differences amongst one another.
To add, Clementina is currently serving under a ministry called Young People’s Cry, where she mentors several young ladies to ensure that they grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually while also becoming more mature in their faith.
Clementina is currently interested in School Based Mental Health and Mental Health Care Access and Engagement. Her future endeavors include finishing off her graduate degree, then later going for an Ed.D with a concentration in educational leadership, in hopes of becoming a Principal within a public school system. In the near future, I hope to be dedicated to increasing access to culturally informed mental health care for underserved youth and adolescents. I believe that through the mentorship from Dr. Opara, that I can develop into an innovator who will advance the theoretical and empirical bases of knowledge in the social sciences.