The University of Northern Iowa Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling Program currently has five graduate assistants working for the program. As graduate assistants, we stay busy assisting our cooperating professors and working hard each day to better the program. The past two years kept graduate assistants particularly busy working to prepare for CACREP re-accreditation visit. Graduate assistants also work as liaisons of information between students and faculty. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the graduate assistants listed.
Roland Erman received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brock University in Canada and received a Master of Science in Psychology of Mental Health at the University of Edinburgh. This is his first year in the UNI Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Roland is interested in working as a crisis intervention counselor or in mental health living facilities in the future.
Paige Hildebrant received her Bachelor of Science at the University of Missouri in 2015 with a major in Psychology, minor in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Multicultural Certificate. This is her second year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UNI. This year, Paige will be completing her practicum experience at the Wartburg Counseling Center. In the future, Paige hopes to explore possible specialities for her career, such as trauma or substance abuse.
Janessa Davis received her Bachelor of Science at Peru State College in 2016 with a major in Criminal Justice. This is her first year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at UNI. In the future she would like to work with children and their families that come from broken homes.
Kasey received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2015 from the University of Northern Iowa with a major in Sports Psychology. This is his second year in the School Counseling program at UNI. Kasey is interested in multiculturalism and working with diverse populations. His future plans include pursuing a doctorate degree in Counselor Education and he hopes to be employed abroad as a school counselor.
Megan White received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016, majoring in Family Services. As a first year School Counseling student at UNI, she is excited to begin learning the skills needed to become a successful counselor in the future. Megan’s interests include the influence a child’s household can have and how it impacts them, both personally and academically. She hopes to one day be able to create a counseling program that makes all of her students feel valued, regardless of the home they are coming from.
Lynn Giang received her Bachelor of Science at Iowa State University in 2015 with a major in Psychology and minor in Philosophy. This is her second year in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at UNI. Her future plans include pursuing a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Lynn’s interest is in depression and emotional behavior; particularly how individual emotional experiences lead to depression. She is also interested in the different roles of personality characteristics of individuals.