Mandy Kellums Baraka
Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling
In 2016, Dr. Mandy Kellums Baraka joined the Forester family as an assistant professor of counseling.
Dr. Kellums Baraka began her education with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southwest Baptist University. She then shifted her focus and obtained a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College and earned her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Regent University.
Kellums Baraka has worked as a crisis therapist for Community Counseling Centers of Chicago and as a student support coordinator at Wheaton.
She resides in Lombard, Illinois, and attends Cornerstone Oak Park.