Quade French is a first year Clinical Psychology graduate student at UMass, Amherst, currently working on the Adoption Mentoring Partnership, which seeks to match adopted undergraduates with adopted children in the community. His interests include adoptive identity, racial/ethnic identity development, and issues in clinical therapy that arise when working with adopted individuals. He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at California State University, Northridge, studying the effects of foster care on biological stress reaction systems in children, and his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. With this award, Quade will attend the International Conference on Adoption Research in Leiden, Netherlands, and present a poster entitled "Salivary cortisol as related to foster care and early life stress".
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