Bridget Beachy - Fellowship Recipient
I am in my third year as a student at Forest with a concentration in Primary Care Psychology. Coming in as a first year student, I wanted to get involved in the Forest community, thus I began scanning Forest’s established student groups. FACE (Forest Alliance for Cross-Cultural Experience) and SCAR (Study Circles Against Racism) especially resonated with me and sparked my interest in diversity issues.
FACE focuses on celebrating and exploring cultural differences, whereas SCAR emphasizes exploring one’s inner experiences and biases. After spending time in leadership roles for FACE and SCAR over the last 2 years, I jumped at the opportunity to serve as the diversity fellow.
I have seen how learning and appreciating the differences in others as well as exploring one’s own personal biases plays an integral part in being an effective clinician as well as an valuable member of society.