"One piece of advice I would give to any student is to always keep moving forward and set yourself small goals to accomplish along the way.
Current Walden Program: MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Previous Program at Walden: BS in Psychology - Coursework Completed November 2020
Professional Goals: I am working towards becoming a psychologist to help people through trauma
Hobbies and Interests: I love Harry Potter, crime podcasts, reading, and binge-watching crime shows.
Family and Pets: I am a single mom to a sweet 5-year-old girl, and we have a hamster named Snowball.
Why did you choose Walden for your undergraduate degree?
Walden was highly rated for psychology programs, and it was easy to get information about the school and easy to enroll!
What has been your favorite class at Walden (to date), and why?
I love Profiling Serial and Mass Murderers. The professor was extremely knowledgeable, and the class had a significant interactive aspect to it, as well. We were given a couple of different crime scenes that we used to profile the offender. It was fascinating.
What have you learned about yourself so far on your academic journey?
I have learned that I can do more than I ever thought I could. I challenged myself this year, and I have met and exceeded all my goals.
What is one fear or anxiety you had about starting school that you no longer have?
I had a lot of anxiety about succeeding in college-level courses. It is not like high school, and you cannot skate your way through. I assumed I would not be smart enough to get through everything, but I will be graduating in December with honors!
Who is your academic, professional, or personal mentor? Why has this person been so important to you?
My professional mentor is my boss and friend, Amy. She has encouraged me every step of the way and always has the best advice.
Why did you want to be a peer mentor?
I wanted to become a peer mentor to help other students acclimate into Walden and assist them in reaching their academic goals like I have.
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