A Community Liason
Laura Vincent, RWU Class of 2017PsychologyAlumni
A remarkable trait shared by faculty, staff, and most importantly students at Roger Williams, is a strong commitment to improving the community. Just ask Laura Vincent.
As family and community liaison for Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Laura Vincent is helping parents make informed decisions about the program and resources available to their children at the psychiatric hospital and national research center.
The opportunity comes thanks to a generous gift from Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC. The grant allows a group of student leaders to take leadership roles at several projects across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.
As a psychology and public health double major, she’s already conducted clinical work at the hospital as part of her academic coursework. The fellowship is adding onto that and giving her the opportunity to work on the administrative side of the mental health field, including the redesign of the hospital’s family resource room as an inclusive space for everyone and to plan public events and professional conferences that raise awareness of mental health issues.
“Being a Hassenfeld Fellow means that I have the unique experience of completing an independent project while simultaneously my peers are completing projects of their own,” Vincent says. “This is an exciting opportunity to share our experiences and collaborate with one another.”