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Doctoral Peer Mentor Biographies:
Rhemma Payne, MA

About Me

Current Walden Program: PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES)

Education: MA in Professional Counseling, MS in Applied Health Science, BA in Applied Health Science

Location: Indiana (Eastern Time Zone)

Research Interests: Intersectionality of race and gender in counseling education and practice; wellness counseling approaches and spirituality; mentorship, advocacy, and leadership in CES programs and clinical practice

Hobbies and Interests: Singing; traveling; Bollywood movie enthusiast; stay-cations

My Advice for a New Walden Student

 Commit to connecting with students and faculty during residency! Some of the most unassuming conversations and dinners
I have experienced have turned into invaluable connections, which have provided me with some stellar opportunities!


My Doctoral Journey

Why did you choose Walden University?

I was impressed by the emphasis on social change and the rigor of the application process.

What have you learned about yourself so far in your doctoral journey?

I can survive receiving critical feedback =)

Learn more about my doctoral journey

5 Essential Tips for Email Etiquette (Blog)

My Walden Residencies

Where did you attend your first residency?

Atlanta, Georgia

What did you find most valuable about residency?

The emphasis on designing a strong research topic and resources that were shared throughout the residency experience.

How did you network at your residency?

I engaged with faculty and students during breaks throughout the day. In the evening, I was intentional about having at least one night where I spent time with peers doing something non-school related (i.e. exploring the city; dining at a restaurant).

Learn more about my residency experiences

   Rhemma Payne: My Residency Experience

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