Meera Murthi, from India, is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. She has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Radford University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Mumbai. She has received several Outstanding Student Achievement Awards from Radford and a UIUC Counseling Psychology Fellowship in 2000. Her research is concerned with communal violence against minority Muslim women in India and the intergroup conflict between Muslim and Hindu communities. The practical application of Ms. Murthi’s research will involve “designing psycho-educational programs that work with Hindu and Muslim youth and adult groups to encourage dialogue that addresses biases, stereotypes, and myths about gender and minority communities.