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Hometown: Tawas City, MI
Major: Clinical Health Psychology, PhD
Undergraduate Education: BS, Psychology & BS, Neuroscience; Minor: Business Administration, Central Michigan University, 2008
How did you choose your area of graduate study?
What is cool about your area of study and why should people care about it?
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What recognition are you most proud of and why?
What would you say to someone considering ECU as a potential graduate school?
Hobbies: Gardening, yoga, golf, DIY projects
College & Dept.: Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences; Psychology
Clubs & Organizations at ECU: Psychology Graduate Student Organization, The Privateers (Volunteer Organization made up of Psychology Graduate Students that engage in community service and volunteer projects aimed at raising awareness for clinical health and pediatric psychology issues)
Internships: Cherokee Health Systems
Most valuable clinical training experience: Family Medicine Center working as a Student Clinician in the Behavioral Medicine Dept.
Faculty who have influenced you the most:
Dr. Lisa Campbell & Dr. Lesley Lutes
job: A combination of 1) providing behavioral health care as part of an integrated primary care team, 2) training and supervising future clinical health psychologists and behavioral health providers, and 3) participating in research on patient programs for improving chronic disease self-management.
Your words to live by: These are not "my" words, but when I am making decisions about whether or not to take advantage of a new opportunity or when I am presented with a new challenge I am reminded by the quote, "What would you do if you weren't afraid?"
Significant life lesson you've learned while at
ECU: I have learned many life lessons as a trainee in the clinical health psychology program at ECU, but one that stands out is that personal happiness and confidence comes from maintaining a healthy integration of work and personal life. I have learned that I can achieve this by comparing myself only to where I started and not to the successes/challenges of others and by being open to the fact that my career and life plans is a dynamic and evolving process.