Djidjoho Christel Gnonhosssou is a PhD candidate in Family Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Her interests are in family processes, i.e, couples relationship dynamic, marital conflict, marriage and family mediation in West Africa, among African immigrants, and in the United States. She was the 2014 award winner with her husband (Segbegnon Gnonhossou) with the Lexington Leadership Foundation in Kentucky in recognition of their practical work in marriage enrichment. Her passion for understanding family cultural values and practices led her to research on traditional patterns of mate selection in Benin, west Africa and recently on post-immigration marital conflict among African immigrants in central Kentucky. She graduated with a Master in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Fresno Pacific University in California and a Master in Christian Education from Asbury Theological seminary in Kentucky. She is from the Republic of Benin in West Africa where she studied Communication and Linguistic Sciences.