Originally hailing from Ghana West Africa, Alethea Amponsah was raised in Providence, RI and graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. After a brief internship with Dr. David L. Mount in the fall of 2010, she relocated from RI and turned her attention to developing the appropriate research skills necessary to aid in closing the many gaps evident in minority healthcare. Alethea now serves as a Health Equity Ambassador, Data Coordinator and trainee within Dr. Mount’s lab, investigating the many aspects of health care suffering from persistent inconsistencies in quality, accessibility and beyond. As an avid advocate for the promotion of overall mind and body wellness, she has dedicated her endeavors under Dr. Mount’s guidance to spreading this message to all communities. Alethea’s academic interests include abnormal psychology, neuropathology and phrenology and will begin pursuing her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology while continuing to lend to the mission of eliminating health disparities and promoting awareness around the importance of mind-body wellness.