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Haitians In America

Haitians in America: Psychology Professor Tackles the Mind and Heart for the Haitian Community

 

For Dr. Guerda Nicolas, a professor at the University of Miami and an executive member of the nonprofit organization Ayiti Community Trust, she has always been invested in addressing the needs of the human mind as well as the needs of Haiti through the organization. Nicolas speaks to The Haitian Times on her achievements in psychology and being a part of Ayiti Community Trust

What led to your interest in psychology and mental health?

I have always wanted to work with kids and families and thought that I would be a pediatrician.  But then I was not interested in the medical aspect of health and healing. I took an introduction to psychology class and was transformed by the link between the mind and body and the significant importance of the brain in all aspects of our lives.  

How did you get involved with Ayiti Community Trust organization?

 

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Bianca Silva is a journalist and photographer living in New York City. She has written for TIME, Amsterdam News, TODAY.com, Harlem Focus and The WEEK.
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Aug. 15, 2019