MSc, Clinical Psychology, Student
Hanna is a Master of Science student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Calgary. Her thesis examines the role of emotion regulation in the relationship between mindfulness and psychosocial outcomes in diverse cancer populations.
Hanna’s previous clinical experience has involved working as a Student Wellness Ambassador, Accessibility Services Research Assistant, and a Behavioural Interventionist for children with ASD.
Hanna grew up in Dalian, China, where her parents worked as teachers. It was during her childhood in China that she was first introduced to contemplative practices such as Tai Chi. She then went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy in Canada where her research focus was in emotion regulation.
Having lost a close family member to cancer, Hanna knows first-hand the psychological toll such an illness can have on individuals and those around them. Now, Hanna pursues a career as a Clinical Psychologist where she hopes to merge her personal reverence for contemplative practices with her previous work, research, and life experiences all to better inform mental health care for those in need.
Outside of work and school, Hanna enjoys music, sports, nature, and of course, a good binge-worthy show to watch!