curriculum vitae

one step at a time


The New School - The New School for Social Research - New York, NY 

Master of Arts, Psychology - GPA: 4.0/4.0  -  anticipated 2024

Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY - Awarded 2022

Bachelor of Arts, Theater, Dance & Global Health- GPA: 4.0/4.0

University of Central Florida - Rosen College of Hospitality Management  - Orlando, FL - 2019-2020 

Bachelor of Arts, Event & Entertainment Management - Dean’s List     


The New School - The New School for Social Research - New York, NY  

Lab Manager, Trauma & Global Mental Health Lab June 2023 – Present

Primary Investigator (PI): Adam Brown, Ph.D.

Graduate Research Assistant, Trauma & Global Mental Health Lab July  2022 – Present

PIs: Brandon Kohrt, MD, Ph.D., Adam Brown, Ph.D.

Wrote and submitted a $150,000 federal grant proposal to the National Endowment of the Arts.

PIs: Adam Brown, Ph.D., Ana Maria Trejos Herrera, Ph.D.

PIs: Alesha Cid-Vega, Adam Brown, Ph.D., Brandon Korht, MD, Ph.D.

PIs: Adam Brown, Ph.D., Andy Laing, Ed.D.

Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement & Education Bern, Switzerland

Program Coordinator for The New School’s Bern Summer Program Summer 2023 & 2024

International Rescue Committee (IRC) - New York, NY - 2022

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Zolberg Fellow, Technical Health Unit

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) New York - New York, NY - 2021

Volunteer Services & Partnerships Intern, Legal & Resettlement Department

Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY - 2020-22

Senior Admission Ambassador & International Liaison, Admissions

NYU Langone Health – Voice Center - New York, NY - 2022

Research Intern, Johnson Lab - PI: Aaron Johnson, CCC-SLP, Ph.D.

Mary J. Blige Center For Women & Girls - Yonkers, NY - 2020

Weiner Academy For Young Women, Volunteer Teaching Artist


Cid-Vega, A., & Brown, A. D. (2023). Reimagining communities of care in the performing arts: A call for a community-based task-sharing approach to address the mental health needs of performing artists. 3, 100222–100222. 

Cid-Vega, A., Best, C., Sangraula, M., Pfeffer, K., Gwaikolo, W., Caracoglia J., Brown, A., Kohrt, B. (In preparation). Assessment of Key Interviewing factors for Research Assistants (AKIRA): Development of a Novel Training and Evaluation Competency-Based Tool for Public Mental Health Data Collection

Sangraula, M.*, Diaz, J.,* Martins Lanes, A., Cid-Vega, A., Greene, M.C., Castellar, D., Carmago, N., Diaz, J., Merino, V., Miller-Suchet, L., Chamorro Coneo, A., Venegas, M., Cristobal, M., Chavez, D., Kohrt, B., Venetevogel, P., Ramirez, C., Boz, A., Schojan, M., Brown, A.D., Bonz, A.,* Trejos Herrera, A.* (In preparation) Effectiveness and implementation of community-based training and supervision strategies for non-specialists delivering Group Problem Management Plus for Venezuelan Women Refugees and Migrants in Colombia: A mixed-methods analysis.


Cid-Vega, A., Barnhartt A., Ross N., Brown A. (Submitted) Championing Mental Health in Performing Arts Training'. SXSW EDU 2024. Austin, TX. 

Cid-Vega, A., Amelinckx, M., Dolan-Bouressa, P., Brown, A. (Submitted) Community-led Mental Health in the Performing Arts Industry. SXSW. Austin, TX. 

Cid-Vega, A. (Presenter). Sangraula, M.*, Diaz, J.,* Martins Lanes, A., Cid-Vega, A., Greene, M.C., Carmago, N., Diaz, J., Merino, V., Miller-Suchet, L., Schojan, M., Brown, A.D., Bonz, A., Trejos A. M. (2023). Implementation of Group Problem Management Plus among Displaced Women in Colombia: A Qualitative Examination of a Community-delivered Mental Health Intervention. Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Conference. Oral presentation. Mexico City, Mexico. *shared authorship.

Amelinckx, M. (Director), Brown, A., Cid-Vega, A. (2023). Small Changes, Big Transformations [Film]. American Public Health Association Film Festival. 

Cid-Vega, A. (Guest)., Apple, J., (Host)  (2023). A Different Approach To Mental Health And The Arts (61) [Audio podcast episode]. In Empowering Artist Collective. 

Cid-Vega, A., Best, C., Wong, J.  (2023). Toward Improved Quality in Public Health Data: A Competency-based Framework for the Training and Evaluation of Individuals Conducting Interviews with Communities. Global Public Health Week. World Public Health Federation. Webinar.

Cid-Vega, A. (2022) "Adversidad y Estrés Traumático en la Infancia" (Childhood Adversity and Traumatic Stress). Guest lecture at Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, School Counseling and Psychology Department. Madrid, Spain.

Cid-Vega, A. (2021) Music Therapy Interventions: Impact on Heart Rate Variability & State Anxiety during Pregnancy. Sarah Lawrence College Science Poster Symposium, poster presentation. 



Spanish (native), English (bilingual), French (fluent).



The New School

Problem Management Plus (PM+) Helper and Facilitator 

The New School for Social Research & Red Cross

Psychological First Aid (PFA) Helper and Trainer

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Primeros Auxilios Psicológicos Infantiles (Psychological First Aid for Children)

Intimacy Directors & Coordinators (IDC)

Consent in the Performing Arts 

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid 

New York University - School of Professional Studies

Vocology I 

Mamen Márquez Voice Studio (Madrid, Spain)

Voice Pedagogy and Coaching Graduate Certificate

International TEFL/TESOL Training

TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certified Teacher

International Baccalaureate Organization

International Baccalaureate Bilingual Diploma