Darlynne (Dasha) Khayesi is a junior at Eastern Washington University, studying Applied Developmental Psychology and minoring in Communications Studies as well as Gender and Women’s Studies. Going to college is her accomplishment because she will be the first generation in her family to complete a bachelor’s degree. She values building relationships, trustworthiness, and openness, she believes these values are skills needed in her intended career as a Counselor. Darlynne’s research interests include the mental health challenges of immigrants. Darlynne will complete an EWU McNair Summer Research Institute in the summer of 2021.