Raquel Sosa

Counseling Psychology
Lehigh University

Raquel Sosa (she/her/ella) is a daughter of Mexican immigrants and identifies as Chicana. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Lehigh University in PA and she serves as the Programming Chair for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association of Graduate Students (PPAGS). Her research focuses on the roles of ethnic identity and campus climate in Latinx college student mental health. Raquel's research interests are heavily tied to her personal values and life experiences. As a first-generation college student, she is passionate about using research para la raza to lift their voices and experiences and to use it as a tool of resistance to enact change in their lives. At her practicum, Raquel also provides evidence-based practices such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and Radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RO-DBT) to adults over the age of 18 who have difficulty regulating their emotions. In the future, Raquel hopes to be a professor at a university with a large Latinx college student population and continue research regarding the mental health of Latinx students.