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Ashley Craft Ashley Craft, MA

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Part-time MA

Favorite book (non-academic): The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson

Favorite study spot: Bedroom floor
My prized possession: My best friend’s outfit from the day she passed
3 things I have with me at all times: Phone, keys, planner
Favorite quote: “I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn’t conform.” – Erykah Badu

What would people be surprised to know about you? I played point in basketball for years and I used to do contemporary dance
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? Social injustices and cultural competence.
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? The humanistic fit my natural school of thought and studying myself, things aligned for me to be here.  I’m going to use my degree to foster community activism.

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Josephine CervantesJosephine Cervantes, PsyD

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Favorite book (non-academic): I enjoy all books by Mary Higgens-Clark.
Favorite study spot: My favorite study spot is at the kitchen table.
My prized possession: My fiance and his constant love and support and my six beautiful children.
3 things I have with me at all times: Cell phone, credit card, and water
Favorite quote: “She believed she could so she did.” I wear a bracelet with this mantra as a reminder to stay focused and believe in myself.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I have my motorcycle endorsement and I ride a Harley Davidson and Vespa.
What makes MiSPP special? I love the small classroom size and the faculty and staff’s open door policy.
What have you learned from other students? Compassion, strength, and perseverance.
What has been your greatest challenge? The greatest challenge has been organizing my study time and space to be more effective and efficient.

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