Admit Year: Fall 2007
Where is your hometown?
I was born and raised in Cambridge, Maryland, but spent the 12 years before relocating to Michigan living in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC.
Who is your advisor?
What is/are your research interest(s)?
I have a number of research interests, with most of them falling in the realm of diversity issues and minority stress. Specifically, I am interested in how sexual orientation issues intersect with other diversity variables. I have also recently begun working in the area of animal/human interaction and have interests in pet grief and the overall role that companion animals play in the lives of clients.
Tell us about some of your professional experiences in the program:
I have been fortunate enough to have held several teaching assistantships (Personality Assessment, Intellectual Assessment, Counseling Techniques) and have done some research with faculty. I have also had the recent opportunity to present at the 2007 APA convention, as well as the 2007 Great Lakes Conference.
What do you want to do after graduation?
Upon graduating, I would like to obtain a tenure-track faculty position in Counseling Psychology. At this time, I believe that I am most interested in working at a small- to medium-sized institution, where I will have the benefit of interacting with a diverse student-body and have resources available to support my clinical and research interests. I would also like to eventually hold a small, private practice on the side.