Topics: School Counselor, 5-8th
Previously: I recently graduated from Johns Hopkins (July 2017) where I received my M.S. in School Counseling and became certified by MSDE as a school counselor for students in grades K-12. Before that I attended Rutgers University where I received my B.A. in Psychology, double minored in Education and Health and Society, and received a certificate in Youth Mentoring Theory and Practice. While at Rutgers I was involved in quite a few activities; I mentored at-risk high school students, was a university tour guide (Scarlet Ambassador), taught English to adult language learners, was a chair for Psi Chi (the international honor society in psychology) and held various internship positions (including the Verizon Foundation, Princeton University's Social Cognition Lab, and the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home). At Hopkins I was fortunate enough to be named the Grand Prize Winner of the American Counseling Association's Graduate Student Essay Competition and was published in Counseling Today.
Interests: I am extremely interesting in mentoring and it's impact on a students trajectory. I am also interesting in intersectionality and identity development - how the different characteristics of an individual lead to the development of self identification.
Why I teach/preach/coach: I became a school counselor because I truly believe that one person can change a student's trajectory; I learned this while I was mentoring in New Brunswick and again in during my time in Baltimore City.
Goals for this year: To become acclimated to the St. Mary's community and build strong relationships with my students. Additionally, I hope to develop my classroom management skills.
Level of Education: M.S. School Counseling K-12 - Johns Hopkins University
B.A. Psychology - Rutgers University
Certifications: MSDE Certified School Counselor (K-12)
What inspires you? "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Suess