Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Spotlight- Cole Enmon ('15)

Would you please share your background with us (e.g., where you grow up, what inspired you to study psychology)?

I was born in New Orleans, LA and raised in Dallas, TX with my mom. I attended Jesuit College Preparatory. In high school I played baseball and football, was involved in the Big Brothers mentor program, and was on the Assistant Principle’s Board. I would say I’ve always been interested in psychology from a young age. Just the idea understanding how other people think and approach daily life, and how that differs from how I do. I was inspired to pursue psychology as a college major, after taking a psychology elective course my senior year. I was blessed my senior year to receive a baseball scholarship to Spring Hill. Although, it only lasted one year with a shoulder injury, but I later played Spring Hill rugby, which was awesome!

 What is your current occupation (if grad student, are you TAing or working too)?

I am currently a part of the Alumni Service Corps at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas, TX (JCP) along with three other JCP alumni. I am currently teaching two sections of Social Justice & Public Policy to high school seniors, assistant to the director of campus ministry, assistant to the director of community service, help direct Kairos retreats, and assistant coach for freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity baseball. Outside of those main responsibilities I help with whatever JCP needs me to do, such as proctor tests, event set up, help out with alumni events, etc. With this program we are given a house to live in (rent free) that is within walking distance of the high school and given a monthly stipend. It’s been a great experience and a very helpful year to acclimate to the full-time working world.

 Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?

My advice would be to connect with your professors. This is an aspect of Spring Hill that I didn’t really come around to until my junior year, and I wish I would have started earlier. The professors at Spring Hill are one of a kind in comparison to other schools, especially bigger schools, in the fact that you can pop in and talk to them during their office hours or even in the café about class, current events, or if they’ll be at the next athletic event. These connections help the professors get a better understanding of who you are and your character, which later can be used to write recommendation letters senior year or post-graduation. So, go talk to your teachers! Also, if you’re a freshman or sophomore struggling with whether or not to transfer, make sure you get involved in the Spring Hill campus before you make the decision. What you put into the campus easily gives back twice as much in the long run.

What is/was your favorite class?

I think my favorite class at Spring Hill was Industrial/ Organizational Psychology with Dr. J my junior year. It was my first experience of seeing psychology in action outside of academia or counseling. My group helped make a brochure for Little Tree School, so they’d have something to send out to the local special needs community to be better informed. Also, I was lucky enough to co-facilitate a leadership workshop for Airbus Inc. with Dr. J, which furthered my interest in the I/O psychology field.

 Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?

Since leaving my athletic career at Spring Hill, I have really enjoyed being a pitching coach for the freshman baseball team at Jesuit. I’ve also enjoyed experimenting with cooking past the basics I knew in college--- toast, Ramen, cereal, pasta, etc.

 Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?

I am anxiously waiting to hear back from the Tulane and Loyola New Orleans business schools on acceptance to their Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Management programs.

 

Alumni Spotlight- Jack Howard ('15) 

  • Would you please share your background with us (e.g., where you grow up, what inspired you to study psychology)?
  • I grew up north of Atlanta, GA in the suburb of Alpharetta with my older brother, sister, and father. I enjoyed participating in extracurricular activities, such as sports, chess team, and student government, throughout my childhood. During my senior year of high school, I was blessed with the opportunity to attend Spring Hill College on baseball and academic scholarships. If I had to point to a singular moment that inspired me to choose the field of psychology as my area of study, I believe it was my Psychology 101 class with Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio. Not only was this course able to challenge my ideals and provoke my thoughts, it also had a fresh feel to a student disgruntled in business classes (ME!).
  • Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?
  • Currently, I am investigating the impact of parenting styles and behaviors on the development of grit in college students. Specifically, my research examines the various effects of parenting behaviors onto students’ ability to be resilient in the face of adversity and achieve long-term goals. In addition, I am also interested in how a trait, such as grit, influences academic success in the collegiate classroom.
  • How did you become interested in this topic?
  • As a former student-athlete, I have always believed in “tough” characteristics or, in other words, the intangible traits that can make one athlete achieve higher than another. Grit caught my eye when researching for my senior thesis at Spring Hill College as the type of trait that could enhance performance past natural ability. Although I find this research to be complex because of so many characteristics contributing to the development of “grittiness”, I believe it keeps me motivated to work harder to find answers for our current education system. In addition, I am very interested in working with college student-athletes moving forward thus, this research could be applicable to the individuals I work with in the future.
  • What is your current occupation (if grad student, are you TAing or working too)?
  • I am currently in year 2 of my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi (graduating August of 2017). Additionally, I see clients as a counselor-in-training under direct supervision of a psychologist and I work as a graduate assistant in the financial aid office at Southern Miss. So, I guess you could say I work roughly 20 hours/week for each of the three positions. Although difficult, it is worth it, considering that my entire tuition is waived and I am gifted a monthly stipend!
  • Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?
  • My advice to current students at Spring Hill would begin with imploring you all to connect with your professors. I believe the relationship between professor and student to be critical at a small institution. Whether it is knocking on a door to chat about the weather or meeting to talk about your future, the professors at Spring Hill are invested in you as an individual. Although I am not currently at a large university per se, I have most definitely missed this aspect of Spring Hill.
  • What is/was your favorite class?
  • I think my favorite class at Spring Hill was Criminology with Dr. Dorton, with Royce’s psychology stats class coming in a close 2nd. I have always enjoyed criminology and social justice topics, so I found the class to be very engaging and full of information not typically reported in the news. I remember our discussions being charged and complex because the problems discussed were so, which made the class even more fun.
  • Any advice you would like to give SHC students regarding graduate school?
  • I would say looking to graduate school your junior year is a good idea. I think asking professors about their experiences is extremely helpful as well. My overall advice would be to make sure continuing your education is crucial to your career goals. Do not be discouraged by amount of time in school, lack of employment, student loans, etc. The reason I say that is because graduate school is a journey of sacrifices. You sacrifice time with your friends, family, etc. that you may not get back. But the real question is: Ask yourself where you are now, then ask yourself where you want to be! If the answer includes more letters after your name, then try your hardest to be a competitive applicant to graduate school. If not, find something that suits your goals!
  • Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?
  • Since leaving my athletic career at Spring Hill, I have picked up disc golf, grilling, and running. I find these outdoor activities to be helpful for my personal self-care and they also help me get out of the office.
  • Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?
  • I am currently in the PhD application process to continue my education to become a psychologist. I am excited for this new adventure and I hope I am lucky enough to get an opportunity to achieve even higher. Wish me luck!

 

Alumni Spotlight- Sally Reese Westendorf ('13)

After growing up in middle Tennessee, I decided to head further south to Mobile, AL. Some of the best years of my life were spent within the Spring Hill College community. While attending Spring Hill, I was a setter for the lady badgers volleyball team, an active member of the Phi Mu Fraternity, and met my husband, Max. 

In May, 2015 I received my Masters of Science in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from Valdosta State University in south Georgia. The I-O program at VSU requires 30 professional issues hours, 35+ semester hours, and 600 practicum hours.  I achieved nearly 800 practicum hours working as a Graduate Assistant within the Employee & Organizational Development office on campus, on a variety of human resource-related projects. 

 I plan to work within the field of I-O as an organizational development and training specialist.  After gaining a few years of work experience, I aim to relocate back to the south Alabama area.

Alumni Spotlight- Krystal Saberre ('10) 

I received my Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology in December of 2013 and decided to venture into the field of Training.  Currently, I am a Training Assistant for Landry, Inc. with a focus on 64 restaurant locations.  My job entails any aspect that training is involved in throughout the company.  I have been a part of projects such as creating and revising training materials for Managers, Supervisors, and hourly employees; overseeing the enrollment process for all Supervisors; and developing training documents for promotion.   There are many other smaller projects I am involved with on a daily basis.  

The idea of going into Industrial Organizational Psychology came from a project I did in my High School psychology course.  We had to choose our career path in one project.  I wanted to do something that involved working with people that ties into the business world.  I/O psychology ended up being the perfect match. 

Being involved in the SHC Psychology program helped me truly solidify my career path, specifically into Training.  I was able to learn more about the field from Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio who really inspired me to continue my journey with I/O psych.  The next step was Graduate School at University of Houston-Clear Lake where I was able to truly see all that this field has to offer.  I was exposed to all sides of I/O psych and even got the opportunity to attend the 2014 SIOP Conference in Houston.  It was at UHCL where I decided to focus on Training & Development. 

My favorite class at SHC was Social Psychology with Dr. Royce Simpson because I enjoyed looking at psychology from a broader perspective.  I particularly enjoyed the topic of group think.  However in grad school, my favorite classes were Training and Assessments.  

My main advice is to find what aspect of psychology most intrigues you or is even your passion.  I was lucky to go into my undergraduate years having an idea of what I wanted to do but it may take you more time to figure it out.  Remember to use your resources, especially your professors.  Whether it be Clinical Psychology or I/O Psychology, take the chance to learn from your professors why they chose this as their career path.  Take time to ask them questions about the options you have in your field of interest.  

Get involved!  Work on a research with your professors or join an organization.  You should take the opportunity be involved in the campus life as well as SHC psychology.  This will help you build lasting relationships that can turn into great networking opportunities beyond SHC.

Alumni Spotlight- Sarah Sims ('09)

 I grew up in Mobile (practically at SHC) as my dad has been the baseball coach there for 30 years. I was pretty determined to be pre-med at SHC until I took Intro to Psychology, and from then on I knew that was my career, no doubt.

My current line of work is Sport/Performance Psychology. I completed my Masters in Clinical Counseling and Sport & Health Psychology in 2012 from Adler School of Psychology in Chicago, IL and I am currently working on finishing my PsyD in the same area. My research concentration in on the mindsets of soldiers in Basic Combat Training and how that affects their physical fitness test results and basic rifle marksmanship results.

I grew up in a very sport-oriented and athletic family. My dad is a collegiate coach, my mother is a marathon runner and just natural athlete, both of my brother played college ball (and participated successfully in other sports), my sister was a great softball player, and I loved every sport I did especially cross country. It was just a perfect fit for me to combine my two loves: psychology + sports/performance. It truly is exciting to go to work every day, I love my field and love my job.

I currently am a Performance Expert and Master Resilience Trainer for the US Army at Fort Jackson, SC. I work for the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program (CSF2) and have been there for almost two years. I also consult with athletes of all ages and level on the side privately. I get to work with every age, gender, and skill-level in my job and it could not be more rewarding. I am part of ensuring that soldiers are just as mentally prepared for deployments and stressful situations as they are physically fit. I am also a full-time PsyD student.

Advice I would give to SHC students would be to always have the courage to knock on your professors door, even with the simplest question. The biggest lesson I learned was to put pride aside ask for help when I needed it. Face-to-face interactions are so much more meaningful and helpful than an email asking to your professor asking questions. Obvious other advice is to study hard and DO NOT PULL ALL NIGHTERS. We all know memory is solidified during sleep- so even if it is for a few hours, take it!

My favorite class was Drugs, Brain & Behavior with Dr. Peltier who is no longer there. I found it fascinating and my eyes were opened even wider.

Students approaching or considering graduate school: research, research, research schools and reach out to professors and students there to get a feel for the program if you cannot physically visit it. With social media these days, many programs have facebook groups that allow you to get in contact with current and former students. STUDY FOR THE GRE .

Hobbies- I love are traveling (I get to do it with work which is pretty cool, just recently spent 3 weeks in Kuwait City, Kuwait working with soldiers deployed), photography, and learning new things when I can (guitar, foreign languages or about motorcycles).

SHC psych community: cherish the small cohort that you have there as it is not always that way in larger schools. The professors get to know you on such a personal basis, and that it is so unique and awesome. Stay in touch with your classmates as they venture on into graduate school or work, as networks are SO important in our field! GO BADGERS!

Alumni Spotlight- Jamie O’Mally (’04) 

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA.  In high school, my family took a spontaneous vacation and drove down the east coast.  We ended up staying in Mobile, and visiting Gulf Shores beaches.  I loved the culture and friendliness of the people in Mobile, so after returning home from our trip, I researched schools in the area and found Spring Hill College.  As a first generation college student, moving so far from home and all that I knew was a huge decision for me. The day I moved in was the first time I ever saw the school in person!

My relationships with loved ones who experienced things like anxiety, depression, and ADHD inspired me during high school to consider exploring a career in Psychology.  Initially, I was drawn to a career in therapy because of the influence of movies and my desire to understand and help others.  When I first got to college,  I had a narrow view of the careers that would be available to me in Psychology.  Although I was interested in the content I learned in classes like abnormal psychology and therapy and counseling, I was not able to envision myself being satisfied working in a clinical setting.  I heard grumblings from upper classmen about how horrible it would be when I would have to take classes like Experimental Psychology and Statistics.  However, once I ended up taking those classes, I found my niche! I loved learning about systematic methodologies used to understand attitudes and behavior. I quickly discovered that though some people might find research boring, it was exciting to me to use my creativity to investigate problems and to do so in a structured way that I enjoyed.  After deciding to pursue experimental psychology instead of clinical, I went to graduate school at University of Alabama where I specialized in Social Psychology.  Classes that I have enjoyed in undergrad and graduate school are some of the classes I currently teach like experimental psychology, intro to psychology, and cognitive psychology.  I also loved taking social psychology and bioethics.

Interestingly, most of my research has not fallen under one main topic.  Instead, I have enjoyed the research process by collaborating with others and focusing on contributing to the methodological aspects of a variety of research topics. Some topics that I have investigated include: stereotype threat, decision-making among at-risk youth, implicit processes, and improving employment outcomes of people who are blind or visually impaired.
After several years of working heavily in research design and implementation in academic settings that mainly relied on federal funding, I realized that one of the things I missed about Psychology and the research process was sharing it with others through teaching.  At Spring Hill, Dr. Lisa Hager and I together designed an experience that allowed me to serve as a teaching assistant in an Intro to Psychology class to get a taste of teaching.  I also taught classes at University of Alabama and at Mississippi State University part time in excess of my full time research work.  I began to realize that teaching is my true passion, and I recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Mobile.  I’m so happy to be back in the area again, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to sharing my enthusiasm for Psychology and the research process with up-and-coming psychologists in the classroom!

A piece of advice that I feel comfortable sharing now, is to be sure that you are pursuing what you love.  Graduate school is a long haul, so if you decide to go, make sure it’s for the right reasons, in the right field, at the right time, and in the right location.  Sometimes I felt pressure when I was making decisions about my future, and in the end, there were times when I needed to take a step back and look at the big picture, and make tough decisions based on what I wanted for myself in the long term.  I took a year off between undergraduate and grad school to be sure that I wanted to go.  The most important thing in that time frame for me was to gain relevant experience in the field during the “time off.”  Connections that I made during that time really shaped my future opportunities.  Your career becomes a big part of you, so it’s important to balance your career with all the other parts of you that make you happy too.

Alumni Spotlight- Lindsay Barter ('10)



Would you please share your background with us (e.g., where you grow up, what inspired you to study psychology)?

I am from Louisville, KY where I was raised a Catholic school girl all my life. As a very energetic child growing up, I remained busy with academics and various sports, clubs, choirs, and art programs. I first learned of Spring Hill through my massive Mobilian family, and later attended in 2006 on an academic scholarship. I became interested in psychology during a short study of art therapy, and later changed my major after my completion of an introductory psychology course. While a psychology major, I developed strong interests in behavioral, health, and neurospsychology. In 2010, I graduated from Spring Hill with a B.S. degree in Psychology with the intention of first gaining work experience, then pursuing graduate school to work as a counselor for terminally ill patients and their families. Although my career interests eventually changed with various observation and work experiences, psychology will forever be my favorite subject.

Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?

I was currently accepted to and am pursing a second bachelor’s degree at the University of South Alabama’s Radiologic Sciences program. I am interested in specializing in Radiation Therapy, and possibly MRI or Radiological Administration.

How did you become interested in this topic?

I first became interested in radiology while studying the neurological differences in Schizoprenic patients for an Abnormal Psychology course. Various internships, observations, and work experience in the fields of physical therapy, orthopaedics, and radiology, as well as oncology patient interaction eventually led to a career interest in radiologic sciences. While working in orthopaedics, I was fortunate enough to gain both valuable clinical and clerical experience, as well as be blessed with compassionate coworkers who took an active role in teaching me the medical field.

What is your current occupation?

My current occupation is studying as a full-time radiologic sciences student

 Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?

Three things:

                1) Always be mindful of your grades and GPA, even as freshman. Bad grades will haunt you, especially if you decide to continue your education down the road. You might not want to attend graduate school or pursue another degree now, but who knows what you may want to do following graduation.

                2) Make friends, not enemies. Work and school may be competitive but you can learn a lot from other people. If someone is willing to take valuable time to teach you something, always be appreciative and learn as much as you can from them.

                3) Get as much as experience and learn as much as you can about your field, especially as a student. You have so many more resources available to you as a student versus a graduate, so use them now while you have them.

What is/was your favorite class?

Drugs, Brain, and Behavior–loved everything about that class, and even re-read some of my books from that course.

Any advice you would like to give SHC students regarding graduate school?

Even though I decided to pursue another bachelor’s degree instead of graduate school, I would still advise students to begin researching schools and programs early. Even if you don’t know exactly what  you want to do, at least see what schools will accept your credits and take any general prerequisites now. By this I mean, actually talk to someone at the University or college; just because a course may have the same title as another school does not always ensure it will transfer.

Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?

I am an avid reader (when I have time) and love art, as well anything outdoors, especially water sports.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?

Medical Terminology is by far the most helpful class you could ever take. Even if it’s not required or offered at Spring Hill, it is definitely worth the time and money to invest in. Anyone going into any type of medical field, even psychology, should take it– I promise it will make studying and work so much easier.

Alumni Spotlight- Rachel Cedeck ('12)

Would you please share your background with us (e.g., where you grow up, what inspired you to study psychology, etc.)?

I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended small, private, Catholic schools my entire life. I loved that atmosphere, and wanted to have the same experiences for my collegiate career. I came across Spring Hill, and after completing a lot of research, as well as a site visit, I fell in love with the campus and the community. It was easily, hands down, one of the best decisions I could have made for myself and my future.  I wanted to study psychology at SHC for several reasons. First, I wanted to study a field, where upon graduating, I could reach out and serve others. Serving others wholeheartedly and unconditionally is a concept that is taught to all students at SHC, and I can honestly say that was one of my main inspirations. Secondly, I chose psychology as a field of study because I knew, at the end of my collegiate experience, I could go in many directions.  I could attend graduate school for a specific concentration, or I could work in a variety of companies and organizations as well. My psychology degree has brought me endless career opportunities at non-profit agencies, churches, and even state offices.

What is your current occupation?

Currently, I am a full time Facilities Information Officer for the Department of Finance and Administration/Capitol Police for the State of Mississippi. We are based in Biloxi, MS. In addition to this position, I work at Saraland United Methodist Church in Saraland, AL as a part time teacher.

Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?

I would offer several pieces of advice to SHC students. # 1: Visit your professors outside of the classroom, specifically during their office hours. Office hours are golden opportunities for you to reach out, and if you need help: ask. The professors and staff at SHC want you to succeed, and they go above and beyond to ensure that happens.  # 2: Take the time to meet new people. You will meet so many individuals during the course of your undergraduate career, and they will become your second family. Learn from them, lean on them when you need support, and be a friend to them when they need one themselves. The SHC community is an irreplaceable one: Embrace it and appreciate it! # 3: Get involved with clubs and organizations.  By doing this, you are learning about your strengths and passions, and allowing yourself to become organized and practice time management skills. Finally, by getting involved on campus, you are increasing your possibilities for the post college world. I will make you this promise: your future employer or graduate school will appreciate you, fully knowing that you are a truly competent and well-rounded individual.

What is/was your favorite class?

My favorite classes as an undergraduate student at SHC were Personality Theories and Issues in Social Justice, both of which were taught by Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio.
Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?

One of my present “full-time” hobbies is preparing for my October 11th wedding with my fiancé AJ (We are currently 60 days away! ) While I am not planning or working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking my dog TC to the park, running, going to the movies, and shopping.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?

Attending SHC was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. It molded me into the woman I am today, deepened my faith in God and my community, brought me lifelong friendships, and taught me far more lessons than I could have ever learned inside the walls of a classroom. SHC challenges you, motivates you, and encourages you, and if you let it, it will change your life for the better. Appreciate every single moment that you have on “The Hill,” because it definitely goes by way too fast. I am honored to be able to call SHC my second home, and I know that no matter where I go or what I do, I will always be a Badger.

Alumni Spotlight- Tempey Hamilton ('14)



Would you please share your background with us (e.g., where you grow up, what inspired you to study psychology)?

I was born and raised in Mobile, AL. I attended Murphy High School. I was actually undecided about my major when I first enrolled at SHC; however, the social psychology portion of my introductory psychology class intrigued me and I decided to declare psychology as my major.

Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?

Currently I am enrolled in the University of Alabama’s Social Work program. I plan to also obtain my masters in public health as well in order to give myself more options in the social work field.

How did you become interested in this topic?

There are people from different racial, economic, and ethnic backgrounds who sat in the same classrooms that I sat in that aren’t in the same position that I am in today. I want to help those people and people like them. That has been my passion even before I stepped foot on a college campus. My passion for helping others influenced my decision to attend a Catholic Jesuit Liberal Arts institution. My passion was reinforced at Spring Hill College.

What is your current occupation (if grad student, are you TAing or working too)?

I am currently working as a trainer and front desk staff at Planet Fitness. With this job I still get to fulfill my passion, just in a different way.

Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?

I advise all college students to let time management be the first skill that they tackle. Always make leisure time. I think everyone needs a balance.

What is/was your favorite class?

My favorite classes were Social Psychology of Social Justice and African American Literature. I’m going to keep an open mind with my graduate studies, but I doubt I’ll find another class to excite me the way that those two did.

Any advice you would like to give SHC students regarding graduate school?

Give yourself a number of options. Start applying to schools early. Starting this process early alleviated the stress of wondering what I was going to do after I completed my undergraduate studies.

Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends on the beach, listening to music, and food. I really enjoy eating, a lot.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?

I’m SO happy with my Spring Hill college experience. I can’t speak for the other departments, but I honestly feel as though the faculty within the psychology department played a very influential role in making my SHC experience as great as it was.

Alumni Spotlight- Victoria Bridges ('14)



Would you please share your background with us (e.g., where you grow up, what inspired you to study psychology)?

I have been fortunate to call Mobile my hometown my entire life thus far. My freshman year at SHC I had originally planned to major in biology, however, after having a meeting with Dr. Jamie Franco-Zamudio, I was able to learn what all psychology had to offer me and I decided to change majors. I was fascinated at all the different areas of study psychology offers and how it can be applied to everyday life.

Would you briefly describe your current line of research or area of study?

My current area of study is masters of business administration which will enable me to successfully manage organizations and enhance my decision making capabilities.

How did you become interested in this topic?

I became interested in business administration after interning at Premier Medical and learning that there is more to running a successful business than what meets the eye.

 What is your current occupation (if grad student, are you TAing or working)?

I am currently working for Bridges Seafood Distributors as a secretary.

 Any advice you would like to give to SHC students?

I believe that some important advice for SHC students would be to hang in there. At times you’re often going to feel like you’re overwhelmed with school and the various pressures, but you can do it. Take one day at a time and it will all be worth it in the end.

 What is/was your favorite class?

During my time at SHC, I took several classes that I just absolutely loved, but my favorite class was Social Issues of Social Justice in Psychology. I enjoyed learning about how social justice can be achieved and what I can do at an individual level to further the process. The class inspired me to become more active in my community and made me realize the importance of using my voice.

Any advice you would like to give SHC students regarding graduate school?

To SHC students who want to go to graduate school my advice would be to set goals and use them as your motivation. It’s important when considering graduate school to know deadlines and the different requirements for admission. Organization is key!

Do you have any hobbies or interests that you would like to share with us?

Some of my current hobbies include reading, running, and going to the beach. Any chance I have to go out on a boat I take it!

Is there anything else you would like to share with the SHC psychology community?

I would like to thank the SHC psychology community for giving me such a foundational education. The education I received has benefited me several times post graduation and I know it will continue to benefit me. Everyone in the SHC community does a great job at everything they do and is an inspiration to all. Thank you.