About Our Founder

About Our Founder

Sandra M. Donnay, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Racism is a humanitarian crisis across the globe. It is perhaps the most pressing problem of our times responsible for American and global poverty and its related social problems. Along with racisms’ destruction of native people, it arguably has its most pernicious effects on Blacks across the globe through deep poverty, disease, broken families, child abuse and neglect, incarceration, premature death, poor environmental living conditions, and unstable political systems.

I am driven to find solutions to the pandemic of racism through research highlighting its national and global status, mechanisms, and related evidence-based solutions, bridging the gap between research and policy. I am also interested in the psychology of racism, its root causes, mechanisms, and how these mechanisms bring about its consequences. Why do humans engage in stratification processes? How can we interrupt these processes to bring about racial equality? How does covert racism exert its effects to bring about adverse outcomes?

I received a Ph.D. from Fordham University in Applied Developmental Psychology and Masters degree from New York University in Developmental Psychology. I am a former Policy Fellow at Penn State’s Research to Policy Collaboration (RPC) providing evidence – based solutions to solve problems related to national child and family challenges. I have conducted research on the impact of negative stereotypes and discrimination on adolescents’ mental health and the academic performance of emerging adults, as well as on the impact of childhood trauma on adult cognitive functioning. In my prior career as a C.P.A., I spent more than 15 years in varied business roles primarily as an Internal Auditor in the Banking industry.

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