Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Research Mentor, & Research Team Coordinator
Elizabeth Lee 🔉 (she/her) is a 2nd year graduate student at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the Master of Arts in Psychological Science (MAPS) program, counseling/clinical track. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology and minor in Neuroscience. While at the University of Minnesota, she volunteered at the Aurora Center as a direct service advocate for victim/survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. After graduating, she worked for two years at the Avanti Center, a DBT-based youth residential facility for adolescents. Currently, Elizabeth is a clinical intern at Northwood Children’s Services.
Within the lab, Elizabeth is the lead graduate research assistant on her Plan B, Partially-Randomized Preference Trial of Trauma-Informed Weightlifting for Posttraumatic Stress Among Residential Youth, in partnership with Trauma-Informed Weight Lifting (TIWL) and the Center for Trauma and Embodiment. As someone who lifts weights regularly and has a passion for working with youth, this project aligned perfectly with her personal and professional interests. Elizabeth is also assisting on a systematic review of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health.
With these experiences, Elizabeth has developed an interest in embodiment-based trauma interventions, mindfulness-based interventions, and TIC. Elizabeth started her journey at the Mind-Body Trauma Care Lab in summer 2021 to expand her research skills and knowledge. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography, and staying active.