Celina Whitmore, M.A.

Celina Whitmore (she/her) is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford and an aspiring neuropsychologist. Her doctoral research is focused on processing speed training for adolescents and young adults at clinical high risk for psychosis. Celina earned her Master’s degree in Community Psychology from the University of New Haven (UNH), where her research focused on student adjustment, cultural congruence, and racial and ethnic microaggressions on a predominantly white college campus. Her work at UNH fueled her passion for advocacy and combining academia with activism when she served as a founding member of Psychologists for Black Lives (#Psi4BL). Celina served her local community as a board member of a tri-state charter school that focused on high-quality education and college preparedness for a diverse student body, ensuring that the student’s potential was valued and actively supported. Celina found her voice as a future psychologist through service as a board member for the Association for Women in Psychology, a diverse feminist community of psychologists and allied professionals invested in the integration of personal, professional, and political power in the service of social justice. As a wellness entrepreneur and 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Celina is passionate about bringing holistic wellness to her communities. In 2020, Celina launched Aligned to Thrive, a virtual and traveling healing space that welcomes individuals from all walks of life to heal through yoga and mental wellness activities.