MA Student Spotlight
Hometown: Ortonville, MI
Favorite book (non-academic): The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Favorite study spot: My desk looking out at my flowerbeds
My prized possession: My late mother’s engagement ring
3 things I have with me at all times: My two cell phones, my mom’s ring, my glasses
Favorite saying: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Favorite TV show: Current: Blue Bloods; All time favorite: Frasier
What would people be surprised to know about you? I have chickens, a pet turtle, and two tree frogs. I love to talk to people, but used to be terrified of public speaking.
What is cause you’re passionate about? Advocating for children with autism and their parents. Helping improve knowledge of autism in public schools.
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? The small, personal feel [and] focus on helping people reach their full potential. [I want to] work with children and their parents- particularly those with behavioral challenges.
PsyD Student Spotlight
Hometown: Romeo, Michigan
Expected graduation: 2015
Favorite study spot: Mom’s house
My prized possession: Violin
3 things I have with me at all times: Phone, purpose, support of my loved ones
Favorite saying: “Trust the process.”
Favorite MiSPP class and why: Humanistic Core Concepts- awakening, eye-opening, “coming to belonging” sensation
MiSPP professor who has influenced me the most and why: Each in a wholly unique way- as well as staff; relationship is an opportunity for inspiration.
Most significant/helpful thing I’ve learned at MiSPP: I will become, I am becoming, I am: what I’m meant to; nothing more expected, nothing less valued.
Advice to future MiSPP students: Come excited. Come dedicated and passionate. Commit and immerse. Be vulnerable, yet brave. Stay engaged and focused. Earn well, achieve well. Be well.
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