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MA Student Spotlight


Kathleen StraightStraight Kathleen MA 300x300 Student Spotlight

Hometown: Northville, MI
Program: FTMA
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2015

Favorite book (non-academic): Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
Favorite study spot: Starbucks
My prized possession:  My amazing family
3 things I have with me at all times:  Wedding ring, phone, and debit card
Favorite saying: “She wasn’t where she had been. She wasn’t where she was going…but she was on her way.”

Favorite TV show: The Wire
What would people be surprised to know about you? I am 100% Irish and proud of it!
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Fair access to education on a global level.
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? I was attracted to MiSPP due to the small class size, accelerated MA program, and the value the school places on students reaching their full potential. I hope my degree empowers me to help people make positive changes to improve their lives.


PsyD Student Spotlight


Giawanna Peterson-RochonPeterson Roc Giawanna P1 300x300 Student Spotlight

Hometown:  Belleville, MI
Program: PsyD 1
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2018

Favorite book (non-academic): The Holy Bible
Favorite study spot:  My bedroom
My prized possession:  My family and my business
3 things I have with me at all times:   Lip gloss, gum, and mints
Favorite saying: “Blame for nothing, forgive for everything.” Mary J. Blige

Favorite TV show: General Hospital
What would people be surprised to know about you? I am very private.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Equality/Human Rights.
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? I wanted my PsyD, and MiSPP fits my personality. After earning my degree, I would like to expand my practice.


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