NLPA Presidential Message

Ana BridgesPresident
Ana Bridges, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Clinical Training Director
Department of Psychological Science
University of Arkansas

Term of office: 2024-2025

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Saludos familia! 

I am honored to serve as the 2024 President of the National Latinx Psychological Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of Latinx psychology. As I step into this role, I am fueled by a deep commitment to fostering inclusivity, promoting cultural understanding, and advancing impactful research that will shape the future of our field. 

Our community is a tapestry of diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents. I stand eager to collaborate with you to amplify your efforts and impact. Together, we have an opportunity to continue making significant strides in our understanding of the unique challenges and strengths within Latinx communities, contributing to a more comprehensive and nuanced psychological science. 

In the coming year, I look forward to working with an incredible leadership team to provide multiple opportunities for learning, engagement, and collaboration. We will be highlighting outstanding Latinx scholarship through regular webinars, engaging in anti-racism collective action and reconciliation, celebrating the accomplishments of NLPA members through social media outreach, continuing to make space for bilingual professional engagement, and enhancing the financial health of our organization with robust fundraising and membership drives. For those looking to advertise positions, I encourage you to use our NLPA Job Board. And for those seeking leadership experiences and greater organizational involvement, please reach out! We have important initiatives under way this coming year and would love to have your talents, time, and energy. 

What a magnificent time to celebrate our shared vision, embrace the richness of our diversity, and work together to continue the legacy of NLPA which leaves an indelible mark on the field. I am excited to be entrusted with this role and eager to roll up my sleeves and begin the good work. 

Un abrazo, 

Ana Bridges