Virginia S Lewis
Graduate Student, Professional & Master's


Lori Lewis Schipper Internship Award

The Porto Depression Project: Addressing Depression in Portuguese Marginalized Populations

Virginia Lewis will travel to Portugal to serve as an intern with the Psychology Department of the University of Porto where she will be collaborating with faculty and graduate students to launch the Porto Depression Project, an initiative to document the prevalence of depressive symptoms in low-income parents who have lost access to social welfare services as a result of austerity measures. She will assist in the designing of community-based interventions for depression in marginalized populations and will utilize portrait photography as a liaison-building strategy.