Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cassandra Storlie, a third-year counselor education and supervision doctoral student in the University of Iowa College of Education, was selected as a recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Leadership Internship for 2012-13.

Cassandra Storlie, University of Iowa education graduate student
Cassandra Storlie

The national Leadership Fellows and Interns Committee selected Storlie from a pool of more than 14,000 counselors in 267 university-based training programs. The committee selected 10 individuals for this opportunity. Of those, Storlie was selected as one of two leadership interns, which comes with a $1,200 award.

Malik Henfield, an assistant professor who nominated Storlie, says she is a well-respected educator who embodies academic leadership excellence and achievement.

He adds that given her diverse educational background in nursing, psychology, and counseling, Storlie is able to dissect the unique experiences of career counseling with undocumented students and families in a way that few can.

Storlie’s research interests also include transition planning for students with Asperger’s Syndrome and ethical decision-making models. She is president of Chi Sigma Iota’s, Rho Upsilon Chapter, a counseling honor society, and serves as chair of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association and American Counseling Association Midwest Region’s ethics committees.