Student Life Office

Taryn Acosta

Graduate Assistant for LGBTQIA Programs


Taryn received her bachelor’s of fine arts from Cornell University, and is beginning her 3rd year of the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at UMKC.  Post graduation, Taryn aspires to teach, conduct research, and practice psychology.  Her current research projects focus on gay and lesbian romantic relationship dynamics and the career and life experiences of transgender individuals.  Taryn’s interests include: painting, fitness, traveling, golfing, music, cats, and vintage clothes.