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Portrait of Nicole George

Nicole George

Ph.D. student


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Pronouns: She/her

M.S.W., Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S., Trinity College

Nicole George is a second-year doctoral student at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Her research interests are in the area of mental health and trauma in refugee and immigrant populations, particularly youth.

George received her Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2018. She double-majored in psychology and educational studies with a minor in legal studies. Her senior research thesis examined the experiences of monolingual Spanish-speaking migrant students in an urban public school. George received her Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University with a clinical concentration in 2020. She completed internships at Richmond Department of Social Services Foster Care Unit and Commonwealth Catholic Charities. In the latter internship, she worked with unaccompanied refugee minors in treatment foster care. George also served as a Graduate Research Assistant on Dr. Shelby McDonald’s study of pets and families and as an Adult Services Counselor at Commonwealth Autism.

George is registered as a Qualified Mental Health Professional – Child (QMHP-C) in the state of Virginia.

Notable awards, honors and appointments

President, Doctoral Student Association - July 2021 - present