Over the years, Samara Lipsky has demonstrated a strong appreciation for her Jewish heritage. She graduated from the prestigious Ramaz School on the Upper East Side of New York City. More recently, she has served as a staff member with the Union for Reform Judaism. She has served as a Hebrew teacher at the Reform Temple Israel, taught a Judaism class at the 92nd Street Y, and tutored numerous young Jewish people who are bar and bat mitzvah students. She considers her heritage to be her strength.
However, it is Samara Lipsky chosen career in psychology that has made a major difference in her life thus far. Currently working hard as a Ph.D student in the International Psychology program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), she has already earned an undergraduate degree in business from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. She also followed that accomplishment by earning Masters Degree in Psychology. That apparently wasn’t enough for Samara Lipsky, however, because she also completed a two year predoctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Choosing a career as a psychologist has already paid off for Samara Lipsky. She has already received numerous awards and accolades in the field, such as her induction into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University. In recent years, Samara Lipsky co-founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping fund and raise awareness for medically oriented organizations. Also, as a member of the Diversity Committee for Psychologists in Public Service, Division 18, she plays a key role in a group whose mission is to push members to increase the level of diversity in the group based on the definition of diversity as delineated in the APA Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychology. She tries to make sure members from diverse backgrounds are actively involved in their communities because she feels that is the key to her profession going forward.