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Deyanira Enriquez, Student Representative

Deyanira (Deyja) Enriquez is a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport & Performance Psychology at Boston University. Here she provides mental performance services to BU teams and student-athletes. Prior to BU, Deyja earned her Master’s degree in Sport & Performance Psychology with a specialization in Latinx Psychology from the University of Denver. She completed her undergraduate career in her hometown at the University of Colorado – Boulder, where she majored in psychology and sociology with a minor in business. While at the University of Colorado, Deyja ran with Ralphie, the live buffalo mascot of the university. 

Deyja has worked in the mental performance space from the youth to the professional level for a variety of sports. She also has experience in eating disorder care and the juvenile justice system, where she has cemented her passion for advocacy and social justice work. Deyja’s research interests include athletes’ racial/ethnic identity and athletic identity, and how their intersectionality can affect athletes’ performance and mental health. Additionally, Deyja works within the BU Center for Future Readiness, where she is involved in community-based research exploring career development strategies for underserved populations, particularly Latino youth in the Boston area. Deyja has been an AASP member since 2019 and has served on AASP’s Advocacy Committee since 2020. Within AASP, her work focuses on graduate training and opportunities in hopes of demystifying the field and creating community for students navigating the field.