Hello, I’m originally from West Virginia and have lived in New York since 1993. I started working in the mental health field after a car crash in 1989. My friend had brain damage and it changed his personality and I wanted to know why, so I started to study. In the course of my studies I realized that I had a knack for it and later for teaching. After many years of studying while working first as an HHA and later as a teacher assistant, This is where I really started to hear my calling. So I changed my focus to special ed. I was close to finishing and due to life circumstances I had to change my major to Psychology which I got my BA in last year.
What about the residency are you most looking forward to?
What am I looking forward to? Well, the experience. I believe that this will be an opportunity to learn and grow. Not only professionally but personally as well. For once I finish the program I will have accomplished my goal in life and will be able to contribute to society fully and at a level which will enable me to have a positive influence on the community as a whole.
Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?
She instilled in me to have confidence in myself and never let any one change me.