B.S. HDFS – Child Life Concentration, Auburn University, 2017
B.Ed. Exercise Physiology with a minor in Sociology, University of South Carolina, 2012
• Hospitalized Children
• Therapeutic Play
• Pet Facilitated Therapy
Auburn University Child Life Clinical Instructor at EAMC for undergraduate
HDFS – traditional child life practicum students
2018 Certified Child Life Specialist
Any lessons learned?
Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. “Everything will work out exactly how and when it is supposed to, regardless of how and when you want it to. Let your faith in the journey be stronger than your doubts and fears. Be patient with yourself and your growth, knowing that good things always take time. Give yourself time and space to try new things and explore different paths. You will get there one day, so don’t forget to enjoy the journey too.”
“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” – Charles Schaefer
My two adorable cats, Otis and Luna, who bring me unconditional love.
What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
Be sure to practice self-care methods. Be kind to yourself in the process. Take things step by step, day by day, in order to achieve your long-term goals.