Dr. Rashika J. Rentie is Assistant Director of Publications for CAARP. Dr. Rentie is a Los Angeles, CA native that earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Black Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Continuing her academic career at CSULB she earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in research. After relocating to the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Dr. Rentie earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. Dr. Rentie’s dissertation focused on the factors that affect academic success for African American adolescent females. Her recent works include manuscripts and presentations on The Influence of Father Involvement on African American Women, The Confluence of Autism and Culture, Debunking the myth-Understanding fathering in the Black Community and Delinquency Prevention among African American Adolescent Males. Dr. Rentie has been passionate about voicing issues and concerns that affect African Americans and is dedicated to working in the African American community.