story by Claire Miller
College of Education & Human Development doctoral student Kyndel Tarziers was one of 10 students nationwide chosen as a 2021-2022 Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Fellow.
Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society, created the fellowship program to support graduate-level counseling students and professionals in the first few years of their careers by providing networking opportunities and helping them develop their leadership skills.
Tarziers is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services’ counselor education and practice program. In her clinical counseling work, she serves children, adolescents and adults in managing anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, religious/spiritual issues and trauma. She focuses her research on mindfulness practice, counselor education training and adverse experiences in childhood and adolescence. While in her doctoral program, Tarziers has served as the research committee chair for the Georgia State University’s Chi Sigma Iota, Chi Epsilon chapter and hopes to continue serving in this capacity at the national level.
As a leadership fellow, Tarziers looks forward to establishing meaningful relationships with other counselor education students and learning new skills that can be applied to her future research and career.
“From this experience, I hope to become more aware of the ways in which I may better serve my community and profession as both a helper and a leader,” she said. “I am honored to part a part of the fellowship program and look forward to this new and exciting opportunity.”
For more information about the fellowship program, visit https://www.csi-net.org/page/Awards_LFI.