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Founder

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Her areas of focus include examining women’s issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling. In 2010 Dr. Coker sought to provide a safe space for women of color to explore and enhance their intellectual and personal identities as they work towards academic aspirations and degree attainment.



Spring 2016 Co-Facilitators


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Jennifer Culver, M.A. is a Counselor Education doctoral student at the University of Missouri St. Louis.  Culver is committed to research addressing the mental health needs of Black women and her research interest include body image, help-seeking behaviors, stress, and intimate partner violence. Culver is excited to be a part of Sister Scholars in Training as it is reflective of her passion for encouraging and empowering women. She has been working with Sister Scholars since 2013.



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Crystal Johnson, A.A.S, is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the University of Missouri St. Louis.  She plans to continue her education and earn Master’s level training in Social Work after her graduation in 2016. Crystal has developed leadership and managerial skills while serving several years within the business industry in St. Louis, MO and in the U.S. Army. She intends to use her training and educational experiences to position herself to make in difference in the lives of individuals and families addressing personal development issues such as self-esteem, self-efficacy, and problem solving.  Her research interest includes systemic racism and its impact on personal growth and development. Crystal has been a member of Sister Scholars since 2015 and tremendously enjoys the sisterhood and opportunities it nurtures for growth in a safe, academic, and supportive environment.

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Previous Sister Scholar Group Facilitators:

Shaunta Crump (Fall 2015) Department of Counseling and Family Therapy
Latisha Smith (2014-2015) Department of Counseling and Family Therapy
Carol Robinson (2013-2014) Department of Counseling and Family Therapy
Karen Banks (2012 – 2013) Department of Counseling and Family Therapy
Brianne Overton (2011-2012) Department of Counseling and Family Therapy