Hyeseong Kang

Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy

Entered the Program: 2012

Hometown: South Korea

Current program: 

PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy

Previous Education:

  • M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies (Marriage and Family Therapy), University of Connecticut, 2014
  • M.A. in Clinical & Counseling Psychology, Korea University, 2006
  • B.A. in Sociology and Psychology (Double Major), Korea University, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Resilience
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Multicultural counseling

Advising Committee:

  • Major Advisor: Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio
  • Associate Advisor: Charles M. Super
  • Associate Advisor: Linda Citlali Halgunseth

Degree Milestones:

  • Dissertation Proposal: Completed
  • Projected year of completion: October 24th, 2018

Assistantship Experience:

  • Research Assistant (2012–2015)
    • Twin Study
    • Center for Applied Research in Human Development
  • Teaching Assistant (2013–2017)
    • Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Studies
    • Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies


  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, UCONN Graduate School (2018)
  • Graduate Student Intern of the Year, UCONN (2017)
  • Summer Fellowships for Advanced Graduate Students, UCONN (2017)
  • Dr. Frederick G. Humphrey Fellowship, UCONN (2017)
  • L. Eugene Thomas Fund, UCONN (2017)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Pre-doctoral Fellowship, UCONN (2015)
  • 2014 CTAMFT Poster Award (2014)


  • Hobbies: Love to walk and dance!
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