Student Ambassador: Tin Huang
Student Ambassador, Clinical Psychology PsyD
|Clinical Psychology, PsyD
Thank you for your interest in the Clinical PsyD program at William James College! My name is Tin Huang. I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a first-generation college student and a daughter of Chinese immigrants. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Development, Sociology, and Special Education at Boston College. I have broad experience with underserved populations, ranging from children with severe special needs, homeless individuals, incarcerated students, adults and older adults with major mental illnesses and developmental disabilities, etc.
After graduating from Boston College in 2019, I took a year off before beginning my journey at William James College. I am a HRSA Specialized Training and Academic Retention (STAR) Fellow and in the Asian Mental Health Concentration. I am involved in the Academic Councils Engaging Students Committee (ACES), the Asian Student Group, the Geropsychology Volunteer Corps, the Climate Change Initiative, and the First-Generation Student Group at William James College. I currently work as a Behavior Technician at an organization that provides in-home and community Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to children with autism. My professional interests consist of becoming a culturally competent clinician to work with marginalized populations in the future and help break the stigma of mental illness in Asian communities.
My advice for new students would be to not be afraid to ask questions or reach out for support. I know it might be scary to reach out because you are worried about being viewed as incompetent by your professors or peers. However, people are not here to compete or judge, everyone here knows how demanding graduate school is and wants each other to succeed. Graduate school is going to be difficult but being able to advocate for yourself, utilizing the school resources, and reaching out to your cohort and professors will help greatly. Don’t be afraid to consult with your peers, schedule a meeting, ask for an extension or academic support! Transitioning into graduate school as a first-year student during the pandemic was challenging for me, but the year flew by so quickly because of the wonderful support that I had! The support is there, but you are going to have to ask for it. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about the Clinical PsyD program, scholarships, or Boston. You got this!