Chathuri (Chat) graduated with her doctorate in school psychology from Mississippi State University. She is from Colombo, Sri Lanka.
She moved to Salt Lake CIty in Summer 2020 to embark on her dream postdoctoral fellowship in the U-TTEC Lab at the University of Utah.
Under the guidance of Dr. Aaron Fischer, Chat is involved in overseeing projects carried out in the schools, supervising students, providing behavioral consultation, teaching a graduate level course, and conducting research.
Apart from these roles and interests, Chat is passionate about advocacy and research on the recruitment and retention of REL diverse students in psychology training programs. She is also a member-at-large on the American Psychological Association of graduate students where she serves as a united voice to enrich and advocate for graduate student development.