Admit Year: 2007
Where is your hometown?
Sunny Southern California, namely Riverside and Orange County
Who is your advisor?
Dr. Jim Croteau
What is/are your research interest(s)?
Right now they are focused on the Asian American experience, especially those of Cambodian Americans in the context of immigration, acculturation, biculturalism, and the impact of these experiences on mental health. I’ve also begun looking at animal/human interactions and the experiences of multiracial counseling supervisees.
Tell us about some of your professional experiences in the program:
Some of my duties as a Doctoral Associate have included assisting the training directors of the Counseling Psychology Training Committee, being a teaching assistant for Counseling Techniques and Family Therapy and working as a psychological evaluator in our Grand Rapids clinic. I have also worked as a counselor in our Kalamazoo clinic and a local elementary school.
What do you want to do after graduation?
A little bit of everything. I would love to see myself teaching and doing therapy on the side, or vice versa. I’m also interested in testing, training, we’ll see!