School Psychology graduate student - class of 2014
Why did you choose UNI’s School Psychology program?
I have grown up in Cedar Falls and lived here my whole life. I went to my undergrad at UNI and I love the school and knew I liked it here. UNI is also the only Ed.S. program in Iowa and I wanted to stay in Iowa. I also liked that we were in the schools right away.
What experiences did you have prior to UNI? (undergraduate, work, etc)
I worked for 2 years at the UNI child development center. I had 2 years of research experience during my undergrad.
What have you gained from the School Psychology program at UNI?
A lot. A new perspective on School psych and the school systems. I have new respect for teachers and what they do. I have also learned how to manage my time.
What are your career plans after UNI?
I plan to be a school psych. I am very interested into looking into Heartland Area Education Agency, but I also like what I have seen in AEA 267. I’m very excited to get into the schools.
Any advice for prospective students?
Make sure you know what a school psych does. If you have the opportunity to shadow do it, look for that opportunity. Be ready to work hard and learn a lot.
What is something unique about you?
I coach Cedar Falls High Dance Team. I have lived in Cedar Falls my whole life, so if you have any questions, find me!