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KON Member Spotlight

This feature on the KON Website highlights an outstanding campus member or alumni member who has contributed to the chapter or community in a significant way. Share your recent accomplishments and honors and/or newsworthy activities and success stories.

The Member Spotlight is by invitation or by nomination and is selected by staff. One outstanding member is highlighted each month.

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Member Spotlight - October 2012

Grace Chee

Grace CheeGrace Chee, M.S.W. is a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University (Omicron Alpha chapter). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2004 and her Masters in Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 2009. For her dissertation, she is interested in immigrant grandparents who reside in Singapore and the impact that racism and xenophobia have on the quality of the relationships that they forge with their grandchildren. She is also interested in bullying and its consequences, both in the United States and in an Asian context.

Grace has worked as a research assistant in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University of Singapore, where she conducted research on preventing suicide in older adults who have dementia. She has also taught English to adults and children in both Singapore and China, respectively. Furthermore, she enjoys working with international students and scholars, and has served as a tutor at Michigan State's Volunteer English Tutoring Program (VETP). This August 2012, she instructed incoming international teaching assistants at Michigan State on best practices to use in their classrooms.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys traveling, watching movies, cheering on the MSU Spartans, singing karaoke, listening to music, and eating ice cream at MSU's Dairy Store.


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