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Geethika Pillai

Second year psychology student

Geethika Pillai is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Alliant International’s Professional School of Psychology. Born and raised in India, she decided to travel the world as an international student to further her passion for working with diverse populations. She started as an exchange student in Germany, where she first fell in love with Psychology and human behavior. Afterward, in 2015, she moved to the United States, oceans away from her family, as a young aspirant.  


Geethika was a part of the Young Global Scholars program by Yale University in Connecticut where she spent the summer of 2015 in the Innovations in Science and Technology program. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biomedical Sciences. During her five years in Wisconsin, she served as an undergraduate researcher in the Child Neurodevelopmental Research lab conducting a longitudinal study of behavioral issues in children with Neurofibromatosis Type-1. Her experience mostly included assessments, data analysis, and behavioral observations. She also presented at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Green Bay and was awarded the best presenter. Alongside, she was also awarded the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Senior Excellence in Research Award by the University of Wisconsin.  


Currently, as a practicum student in clinical psychology, Geethika is eager to work with those who feel like they don’t belong. She resonates with the idea that individuals already possess the qualities that they need to flourish and encourages curiosity, intuition, creativity, and empathy. This approach is focused on the client’s needs and creates a non-judgmental environment for clients to reach their full potential.

 
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Geethika Pillai

Second year psychology student

Geethika Pillai is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Alliant International’s Professional School of Psychology. Born and raised in India, she decided to travel the world as an international student to further her passion for working with diverse populations. She started as an exchange student in Germany, where she first fell in love with Psychology and human behavior. Afterward, in 2015, she moved to the United States, oceans away from her family, as a young aspirant.  


Geethika was a part of the Young Global Scholars program by Yale University in Connecticut where she spent the summer of 2015 in the Innovations in Science and Technology program. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, earning a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Biomedical Sciences. During her five years in Wisconsin, she served as an undergraduate researcher in the Child Neurodevelopmental Research lab conducting a longitudinal study of behavioral issues in children with Neurofibromatosis Type-1. Her experience mostly included assessments, data analysis, and behavioral observations. She also presented at the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Green Bay and was awarded the best presenter. Alongside, she was also awarded the Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Senior Excellence in Research Award by the University of Wisconsin.  


Currently, as a practicum student in clinical psychology, Geethika is eager to work with those who feel like they don’t belong. She resonates with the idea that individuals already possess the qualities that they need to flourish and encourages curiosity, intuition, creativity, and empathy. This approach is focused on the client’s needs and creates a non-judgmental environment for clients to reach their full potential.