Seonhwa Lee is the recipient of the 2011 and 2012 scholarship funded by the Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF). KASF is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization to assists native Korean and Korean American students in pursuit of their academic and personal achievement. These scholarships are given to a graduate student annually for scholastic achievement, future leadership, and potential contribution to Korean-American community.
After earning M.S in Marriage and Family Therapy in Rochester, N.Y., Seonhwa came to UGA to pursue her doctorate in HDFS (MFT emphasis). As a third year doctoral student, she is interested in examining psychosocial factors on individuals and couples' physical health. When asked what she most appreciates about our graduate program, Seonhwa says,
"I appreciate that HDFS at UGA has great resources that allow me to explore my research interests, is culturally sensitive, and encourages students to collaborate with faculty from a variety of disciplines. I have also enjoyed the opportunities to meet highly accomplished scholars in family sciences and MFT, which has enhanced my professional development."
Her future plans are to seek an academic position where she can integrate her clinical, teaching, and research skills in order to serve individuals, families, and her community in achieving their life goals.