Doctoral Candidate Linzy Andre Named an AARC Emerging Leader

Linzy Andre, a Syracuse University School of Education doctoral candidate in counseling and counselor education, has been selected as a 2023-2024 Emerging Leader by the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC). Her term runs from Aug. 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

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An Orange Holmes Scholar, Brooklyn-born Andre has been President of the Sigma Upsilon (Syracuse) chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society, and she is the founder of Sunshine Advocacy, a private practice offering a wide spectrum of mental health services to diverse clients, including those who are marginalized and underserved.

Andre describes the goals of her doctoral study as “to advocate for representation within the field of counseling and clinical supervision, to celebrate the counselors who identify as wounded healers, and to encourage aspiring counselors to work with clients in a manner that is culturally sensitive and accessible.” Among her research projects is a study of Black counselors involved in private practice, in collaboration with with School of Education Professor Derek Seward.

As an Emerging Leader, Andre will be assigned an AARC mentor, participate on a standing committee, and provide a minimum of 50 hours of service to AARC across her service year. She also has been invited to participate in the association’s annual conference in Nashville, TN, from Sept. 7 to 9, 2023.