MA Student Spotlight
Hometown: Detroit, IL
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2015
Favorite book (non-academic): The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
Favorite study spot: My living room table
My prized possession: Psi Chi Honor Society medal
3 things I have with me at all times: Cell phone, MP3 player, and house keys
Favorite saying: “Education is the passport to the future.” -Malcolm X
Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory and Hardcore Pawn
What would people be surprised to know about you? People would be surprised to know that I am visually impaired and active in many things such as Jiu Jitsu, music, poetry, and academics.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Fighting mental health stigmas
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? I came to MiSPP to get thorough training to be a competent clinical psychologist. After I earn my master’s degree, I want to earn my PsyD and become fully licensed to conduct therapy and be an adjunct professor.
PsyD Student Spotlight
Hometown: Shelby Twp, MI
Program: PsyD 2
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2017
Favorite book (non-academic): Papillion by Henri Charrière
Favorite study spot: Quiet study area
My prized possession: Gibson ES-175 (gift from my father)
3 things I have with me at all times: Coffee, glasses, watch
Favorite saying: “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Freud
What would people be surprised to know about you? I lived in Mexico briefly as a kid.
What has been your greatest challenge? Balancing my coursework, relationships, and practicum.
Tell us something you’re involved with here at MiSPP (honor society, TA, writing tutor, etc.) I am a member of Dr. Shelpler’s research team.
What makes MiSPP special? Diversity is so important. We all have different interests and perspectives.
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