Natalie Rivera, M.S. (she/her/ella)

Position title: Counseling Psychology PhD Student


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Natalie Rivera is a 2021 MS graduate and is currently a 2nd year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Natalie graduated from Concordia College- Moorhead, MN IN 2018 with a BA in Psychology & Spanish with minors in Cross-Cultural Interaction and Sociology. Natalie has Puerto Rican and Dominican roots and grew up bilingual in both New Jersey and Minnesota. During her time in graduate school Natalie has been an Education Graduate Research Scholar Fellow and has been involved with the development of the Esperanza Bilingual Training Certificate program and the subsequent inaugural cohort. She has also instructed the community-based service-learning class Dimensions of Latine Mental Health housed in the Chicano Latino Studies & Counseling Psychology Departments at UW-Madison. Natalie’s research interests include studying linguistically sensitive and culturally affirming healing services in Latine populations and in particular applying the interdisciplinary concept of translanguaging in psychotherapy.