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Jaya Roy
Jaya Roy

Jaya's home town is sunny San Diego, California. She is the youngest daughter of her South Asian immigrant family. 

Jaya's educational and professional background is in cognitive psychology and emotion regulation. She obtained her B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz and her M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. After several years serving as a psychology researcher, manager, crisis counselor, and mentor, she decided to gain a deeper understanding of how social factors influence mental health and well-being. Thus, she is currently in enrolled in Portland State University's Masters of Social Work program with a focus on clinical practice. 

When she's not in school or working with the School of Social Work's Students of Color Caucus, she enjoys drinking green tea, doing art, reading a good book or hanging out with her bird.