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Floanna CookPhoto of Floanna Cook, MA

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Program:
MA

Favorite book (non-academic): The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah

Favorite study spot: In school
3 things I have with me at all times: Phone, pen, notebook
Favorite quote: “Be yourself.”

What would people be surprised to know about you? I enjoy country music.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Bringing awareness to children with mental health disparities.
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? The intimate setting brought me to MiSPP.  I plan to further my education.  I plan to complete my doctorate here at MiSPP.


PsyD Student Spotlight


Jared SmendikJared Smendik, PsyD

Hometown: Middleville, MI
Program:
PsyD

Favorite book (non-academic): Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Favorite study spot: My apartment – papasan chair
My prized possession: My car
3 things I have with me at all times: Watch, phone, bracelet
Favorite quote: “It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.”

What would people be surprised to know about you? I love skydiving and have jumped three times. I would love to get certified in the future.
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? Food lifestyle choices and its impact on mental health.  Suicidality and crisis intervention
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? The full time masters program hooked me on this school and prompted me to continue into the doc program.  I love the small tight knit community and the support MiSPP provides.  It has helped me succeed academically.


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