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Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the Latina/o Mental Health concentration in the Counseling Psychology Department. She is the Co-founder and Co-director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration, Critical Race, And Cultural Equity). She is the associate editor of Latina/o Psychology Today (LPT) and the co-author of a textbook that focuses on skin-color and within group differences among Latino/as in the U.S. titled, Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences (Routledge Press). She is the co-author of the upcoming book titled, Race and Colorism in Latino Communities: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs (Rowman & Littlefield). Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, multiculturalism, and race relations. She has earned several awards including the Distinguished Research Award and the Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Multicultural Pedagogy by TCSPP. You can follow Dr. Chavez-Dueñas on Twitter @NYChavez