Chloe Sorensen

Chloe graduated from Stanford University in 2021 with Honors and Distinction in Psychology and a concentration in Health and Development. In high school, Chloe became passionate about adolescent suicide prevention, and began working with the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing to develop allcove, a new chain of integrated youth mental health centers. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant in the Stanford Culture and Emotion lab, which studies how culture shapes affective processes. Outside of the lab, Chloe collaborated with Stanford Psychiatry and the Santa Clara County Suicide Prevention Program to research the role that media plays in the spread of suicidal behavior, with the goal of preventing media-influenced suicide contagion. Chloe's honors thesis, "News Media Reporting on Suicide: An Assessment of Affect and Adherence to Safe Standards" introduced a novel tool for assessing the safety of media portrayals of suicide, and was awarded the Standford University Firestone Medal for excellence in undergraduate research. After her time at the DCRP Chloe intends to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology and hopes to study the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in school and community settings.