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Christin Haynes

Council Member

Christin Haynes, is a 4th generation Florida A&M University graduate from Tallahassee, FL with a B.S in Psychology and Masters in Social Work. Currently, she is completing her PhD in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. Her current research focuses on the Black mother/daughter relationship and Major Depressive Disorder.

She has worked in a myriad of positions within the social work field to include child welfare, mental health, hospital case management, and workforce development. Grounded in an Africana Womanist perspective, Christin focuses on working with the Black family as a collective unit, in efforts, toward holistic functioning.

Garnering the power of the internet, she uses various social media platforms to engage critical dialogue and disseminate Black family education resources for all age demographics. In her podcast, Black Family Scholar, Christin speaks with various community members, researchers, and practitioners about salient issues impaling the holistic wellness of the Black family while celebrating the rich cultural traditions of Southern Blacks.

Her latest project, Delicious Legacy Recipe Binder: A Black American Family Heirloom, provides Black American families the tools to archive family history through food. As an advocate for intergenerational conversations, Christin promotes food as the perfect vehicle to discuss family history.

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