Philosophy major Amish Patel wins COPLAC award for essay

April 25, 2022
Amish Patel



2022 Winner of the David J. Prior Award


Amish Patel, Sonoma State University

Amish Patel is a senior double majoring in Philosophy and Psychology at Sonoma State University. Amish is currently a Peer Coach for TRIO SSS, a McNair Scholar, and a part of the 2021-22 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar cohort. His research examines mindfulness’s ability to reduce implicit biases and if this can be applied to diversity training programs. After he graduates, Amish will pursue his Ph.D. in health psychology to pursue his research on health disparities, where he hopes to become a faculty member at a public liberal arts college.

Read his essay here.