Billie Joe Rogers is just the third indigenous student to obtain a PhD from SFU’s Department of Psychology.

Students, Convocation

Convocation 2017: Billie Joe Rogers, PhD, evaluates a BC program for indigenous youth

June 08, 2017

Billie Joe Rogers has devoted the past five years to completing her PhD thesis, which evaluates a B.C. provincial program to support indigenous youth living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and involved in the juvenile justice system.

An Ojibwe member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Ontario, Rogers’ thesis topic aptly mirrors her deep interests in building healthy indigenous communities, and in program evaluation. She completed her degree while employed at an Aboriginal consulting firm specializing in program evaluation and research.