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M.S. Student, MFT


B.S. Health & Wellness, Ashford University, 2013

Livingston County Small Business Award, 2016 (Illinois)

Fun Facts
If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?
Behavioral Neuroscience

Hobbies/hidden talents?
Golfing, although I’m not able to play as much as I used to. I enjoy playing acoustic guitar and learning about different genres of music.

Favorite books/movies?
Movies: Home Alone, Judas and the Black Messiah, and The Wisdom of Trauma

Books: Sports Gene- David Epstein, Childhood Disrupted - Donna Jackson Nakazawa, 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene, and Grant Cardone - Sell or Be Sold

What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
Graduate school is tough and will test your willpower and persistence. First and foremost, make sure your desire for graduate school is what you want for yourself.

Also, I highly recommend finding a great therapist. It is easy to neglect your own thoughts and feelings while in graduate school. Having an established relationship with a therapist makes graduate school easier to navigate than having “one more thing” on your plate to worry about.