Quennie Dong

Quennie Dong is a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of California, Berkeley. Quennie graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in Psychology and Social Behavior and a minor in Education. She then attended Florida International University and received her EdS in School Psychology.

Quennie’s current research interests focus on inclusive socioecological systems of support for educational leaders, teachers, and youth. Her research focuses on empowering the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community, critically examining how cultural and social structures shape their experiences of intergenerational trauma. Central to her work is the promotion of cultural humility and culturally congruent social emotional learning (SEL) to cultivate environments of inclusivity and psychosocial well-being. Additionally, Quennie explores equitable leadership practices and affinity spaces' role in enhancing minoritized educators' well-being and seeks to elucidate pathways that foster the psychological well-being of educators, their agency, and transformative contributions within the educational field.

Specializations and Interests

Resilience; Cultural humility; Transformative Social Emotional Learning (SEL); School Climate; Equity and Education

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BA, Psychology and Social Behavior, UC Irvine
EdS, School Psychology, Florida International University

Curriculum Vitae

Quennie Dong CV2023