GWISE is remembering our colleague and friend, Dr. Emma Elyse Mumper. Emma was a PhD candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Stony Brook, working with Dr. Daniel Klein to study childhood neurological, temperamental, and environmental causes of anxiety and depression and with Dr. Jessica Schleider to develop brief interventions for children with these conditions. Emma was also a member of the GWISE e-board, working with us to plan events and presenting her research in our annual showcase. For her dedication to her research and clinical training she was awarded her PhD posthumously.
Emma was honored by the Stony Brook community with a memorial on October 18th. Her friends and colleagues shared their remembrances and planted a tree and daffodils outside of the Psychology buildings. In a statement to the Stony Brook Statesman, members of her cohort remembered Emma as someone who fostered a sense of community and support, often documenting their graduate school memories through pictures and videos. Her friends and advisors characterize her as a kind, empathetic, thoughtful, and intelligent person. She will be deeply missed.
Donations may be made in Emma’s name to the CHILD Help Partnership, where she was pursuing additional clinical training in trauma therapy. GWISE shares our condolences with Emma’s family, friends, and colleagues.
The loss of a community member is painful and potentially distressing. If you are struggling with thoughts of harming yourself or others, please contact Stony Brook Counseling and Psychological Services