July 26, 2013
Provided by The Office of the Provost
Helping families to heal from trauma and abuse drives the scholarship of Lindsay Huffhines.
The Lubbock native is a student in the marriage and family therapy graduate program. Huffhines says she was drawn to the mental health field as an undergraduate, and her volunteer work at a sexual assault resource center provided the impetus for her to follow her research interests. To that end, Huffhines was named a Student Fulbright Fellow and, with support from the fellowship, has been living in Iceland since the fall of 2012 to investigate parental support and how it might be influenced by social support systems. Additionally, she has been volunteering at a women’s shelter in Iceland, providing assistance for additional research projects, and taking a creative writing class.
When she returns to Texas Tech in the fall, Huffhines plans to serve as a therapist in the Children’s Advocacy Center, in addition to reviving the yoga program she started at a local women’s shelter. Huffhines aims to attain a doctorate in clinical psychology or a related field so that she may continue researching and teaching at a university.
Along with a commitment to academics, Students of Integrated Scholarship pursue a course of lifelong study through their involvement in active learning experiences. Modes of active learning include internships, service learning, undergraduate and graduate research, and opportunities to study abroad.
The Spring 2013 edition
of the academic journal
All Things Texas Tech recognized 12 Students of Integrated Scholarship: