Congratulations to Nina Bakoyiannis, our 2019 Triumph Over Adversity Scholarship winner! Nina is a 24-year-old Greek American, originally from Queens in New York City. She graduated from Queens College in 2017, summa cum laude, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and English. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University Brooklyn. Her academic goals include contributing to psychodynamic literature on the psychosocial effects of growing up with a physical congenital disability, while working clinically with disabled populations.
In Her Own Words: “I’m so excited and honored to be receiving this year’s Triumph Over Adversity Scholarship! The disabled experience is something I am so grateful for, but that’s not to say it doesn’t come with difficulties. We have definitely come a long way in the disability rights movement, but there is so much more to do. Having our experiences heard, appreciated, and shared is such an important step toward this goal, and I’m so grateful to Khaki Law Firm for helping us pave the way. The degree that I’m receiving will allow me to help our society make concrete changes to the ways in which we conceptualize the disabled experience and treat clients with disabilities, and this scholarship contributes profoundly to my goal. I’m so grateful to this firm’s commitment to serving the disabled community, something that also brings us a step closer to equality.”
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