Maegan Barber is a MSW candidate at The University of Michigan, studying interpersonal and mental health, with a minor in Management of Human Services. Maegan is also a Detroit Clinical Scholar, where she provides community mental health services in Wayne County. Before entering the MSW program, Maegan received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. There, Maegan was a member of the Parenting and School Readiness Lab, where she assisted in research, and helped with the planning and organization of the Globe-Trotters program at an elementary school. This after school program promoted youth development and parent involvement, to heighten children’s academic success.
Maegan has a passion for children and youth, and helping them overcome their mental illnesses. Maegan’s research interest includes studying the stigma of mental health in Black/African American communities and its effect on Black/African American youth. Also, researching interventions on how to help at-risk youth overcome mental illnesses and be successful in society.