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“I Got You”: Supporting Students and Colleagues During Collective Trauma
Recently, professionals of color in the higher education space have faced collective traumas that affect campuses, nonprofits, and community organizations alike. This presentation will focus on the importance of grounding yourself before helping others, how to use assertive language to set personal boundaries, and what the meaning-making process looks like in times of trauma.

To learn more about this and the following webinars in this series, visit:
https://www.trelliscompany.org/student-success-support/resources-and-events/

Oct 27, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Lexi Losch
MS.Ed., MA, LPC-Intern, NCC Supervised by Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S
Alexis “Lexi” Losch earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology (2004) and a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration (2006) from the University of Miami. She completed a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling (2018) at Texas State University after realizing how much she wanted to be able to help college students emotionally and mentally. Lexi fell into her passion of perinatal mental health after her own perinatal experiences and seeing how few counselors of color there were (in the perinatal world and serving college students at PWI’s). She currently specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss, young adults, and trauma. She is EMDR trained, Gottman Level 1 Trained, and is a DONA Trained postpartum doula. Lexi currently resides in Texas with her husband and 3 children. She is an LPC Intern (Licensed Professional Counselor Intern) and is supervised by Lacey Fisher, LPC-S, RPT-S.
Dr. Komal Chandra
Residence Coordinator @New Jersey Institute of Technology
Komal Chandra, Ph.D. is a Residence Coordinator at New Jersey Institute of Technology where she oversees the operations of a 600 bed facility with a staff of 17 resident assistants. For the past five years, she has developed and executed biannual training for the department of Residence Life focusing on community building, crisis response, diversity & inclusion. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid, Critical Incidence Response, and ALICE Active Shooter training. Dr. Chandra has a Bachelors in Biological Anthropology with a minor in Public Health and Master of Medical Humanities from Drew University. She completed her PhD in Urban Systems, Health Track from Rutgers University. Dr. Chandra is passionate about improving social determinants of health in urban communities and advocating for holistic wellness.
Sana Meghani
Program Manager @Trellis Company
Sana Meghani is a Program Manager at Trellis Company. She works with the Student and Institutional Success team to develop and implement successful strategies and campaigns to improve outcomes for students at Minority Serving Institutions across the country. Prior to her role at Trellis, Sana worked in college access and success programs at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin, and UC San Diego. She is passionate about developing strategic, innovative, and forward-thinking initiatives to support and engage underrepresented minority students. Sana received a bachelor’s in Political Science from UC San Diego and a master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy at UT Austin. Sana is the co-creator and moderator for the It's Okay to Not Be Okay webinar series.