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Calise Richardson, Former LSU Student

Calise Richardson

Former LSU Student

Calise was born and raised in Southern California until she moved to Louisiana in 2014 to receive her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Sports Studies from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Calise interned in Player Development, the Shaquille O'Neal Life Skills Program and academic counseling within LSU Athletics.

Calise also worked on the LSU Football recruiting staff from 2014-2017. Outside of LSU, Calise worked as a therapy technician with children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis and volunteered to talk about Sexual Assault as a guest speaker with the Baton Rouge chapter of 100 Black Men of America, inc.

Calise will be graduating from the University of Denver in Spring 2021 after completing her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Diversity and Social Justice Counseling. As a student at DU, Calise was selected to hold the leadership positions of Cohort Representative and Social Justice Cooperative Cohort Coordinator. Calise completed her internship at Denver Children's Home working with Adolescents who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect.

In her free time, Calise volunteered with The Resistance Line within the Black Lives Matter 5280 organization and founded the Action Steps Committee for graduate students. All of these experiences along with personal adversity come together to fuel Calise's passion for social justice, activism, and mental health.