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Student selected to present research at national symposium

Dannie Esterline UWRFApril 13, 2021 – University of Wisconsin-River Falls senior Dannie Esterline has been selected to present their research, Utilizing Art Therapy as a Tool for Queer and Transgender Youth Identity Exploration, at the 2021 Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium at Johns Hopkins University April 24-25.

The Macksey Symposium is the first conference of its kind, a national platform for undergraduates in the humanities to share their work. This is the second year of the Macksey Symposium, both held virtually due to the pandemic.

Esterline’s heuristic research study investigated the use of art therapy in conjunction with gender therapy when working with LGBTQ+, specifically transgender youth to assist the understanding of their gender identity. 

Esterline, of Wausau, will graduate in May with an art major and psychology minor. Esterline was recently recognized with a UWRF Chancellor’s Award for Students and has been accepted into the Art Therapy Graduate Program at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee starting in fall 2021.

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