Joy Zelinsky-Marquez, M.A.

Joy Marquez, M.A.

Joy Zelinsky-Marquez, M.A., is a third-year doctoral student enrolled in a four-year full-time intensive program as part of a dual degree program in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) and sport psychology (M.A.) at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. She is placed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for advanced practicum and will begin internship at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) in August 2017. Joy currently serves as one of six appointed members on the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee for the Advancement of Racial & Ethnic Diversity (APAGS-CARED), and as the Diversity Officer for the California Psychological Association of Graduate Students (CPAGS). Joy recently hosted the CPAGS Cross Cultural Conference on the theme of “#IOwnMyPrivilege: Defining Our Power Toward Allyship.” During the final presentation, the group reflected on American identity and immigration, and created a living narrative piece that can be viewed here. Joy is passionate about the intersection of advocacy and psychological practice, which is the focus of her dissertation. She hopes to increase her learning about the social relevance of our discipline to further inform her research and application of advocacy in her work. Joy received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.A. from the Naval Postgraduate School. In her free time, she enjoys living at the beach, trail running, and traveling.