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Dèsa Karye Daniel

Dèsa Karye Daniel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Counselor Education Supervisor in New Mexico. Ms. Daniel’s research interest focuses on supervision relationships for racial/ethnic minorities, the lived experiences of racial/ethnic college students, and the experiences of Black/African American Women in academic spaces. Ms. Daniel continues to work with diverse clients at a community mental health clinic and a college counseling center where her work focuses on the Black student populations. Ms. Daniel advocates for inclusive spaces for racial/ethnic minority students within academia and within organizations for increasing graduate student resources. She received her dual master’s degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Higher Education Administration from New Mexico State University. She is a University of New Mexico Center for Social Policy Fellow and was recently named a 2021 New Mexico Office of African American Affairs Everyday Hero. Daniel is the recipient of the 2020 NBCC Minority Fellowship. As an NBCC Minority Fellow her most recent work will address the mental health needs and health disparities of Black/African American populations by increasing her opportunities to be involved in national organizations, receive professional development training, and the development of scholarly publications.