Kecia Ellick

Graduate Teaching Assistant, FMSC, Family Science
Academic Degree: 
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: SPH 1228
Phone: 301-405-4015 |

Kecia Ellick is a third-year doctoral student seeking a PhD in Family Science. She currently holds a M.S. degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from Clayton State University and dual B.A. degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Georgia State University, with concentrations in community psychology & gender and sexuality, respectively. Kecia was born and raised in Chicago, IL and lived in Atlanta, GA for 15 years prior to relocating to the DMV. Kecia returned to college later in life and was considered a “non-traditional” student. She has 3 adult children who are currently working on their own undergraduate degrees. Kecia’s research interests broadly include the psychosocial development of African-American teen mothers, adolescent parenting, co-parenting relationships between adolescent parents, and the impact of interpersonal relationships on the transition to adulthood. Her master’s thesis focused on post-secondary education attainment for teen mothers. Kecia loves to laugh and will always find a reason to do so. In her free time she loves to sing karaoke! She loves an audience, but one isn’t necessary. If she’s not able to get out to a local karaoke bar, Kecia will fire up her home machine and become a superstar for 3 ½ minutes at a time in the comfort of her own living room.