Team C.A.S.E.

Team C.A.S.E. (Community-focused Advocacy to Support Equity) is composed of an inspiring group of doctoral and undergraduate students who are unified in their desire to support equity in multiple domains. The doctoral students are all Dr. Case’s advisees within the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Purdue University. Below are short bios for current and former team members.


Ellice Kang, M.S. Ed., is a doctoral candidate of counseling psychology in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University. She received her B.A. in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. Her research interests include examining how cultural, racial, and contextual factors impact identity development, overall mental health, and educational success among marginalized populations.

Jaya Bhojwani, M.S.Ed. (she/her), is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at Purdue University. She is from St. Maarten, a small island in the Caribbean. Her research interests broadly focus on the ways in which sociopolitical and cultural components impact identity development, and the impact of multiculturalism on psychosocial development. She is also interested in systems-level interventions and changes, and focusing on alternative model of health and wellness for marginalized communities. In her free time, Jaya enjoys working out, going on walks and hikes, crocheting, and watching tv.