PsyD Student Ambassadors

MSP Student Ambassadors serve as representatives of the student body and are here to answer any questions you may have about student life at MSP.

Our ambassadors each bring a unique personal perspective to student life – some are fresh out of undergraduate studies, some balance parenthood and classwork, and some are taking classes part-time and working.

Each ambassador has volunteered personal information they are willing to share with prospective students.

If you would like to contact one of the ambassadors below regarding their experience(s) at MSP, please feel free to email them.

Doctor of Clinical Psychology Program

First Year

Jared Boot

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Jared changed careers after earning his MBA and working in the business field for a few years. He graduated from MSP in 2019 with his MA degree. He currently lives with his partner in Ann Arbor.

Nadeen Majeed

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Nadeen is a bi-lingual student who earned her MA degree from MSP. She took a few years between undergraduate and graduate school to join the work force.

Sharmane Brown

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Sharmane entered the PsyD program after earning an MA at MSP. She is African American, a Veteran, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Breanna Thornton

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Breanna graduated with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Madonna University and practiced as a Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP) before returning to a doctoral program. She has a long commute but knows the program at MSP is worth the drive.

Second Year

Brittany King

Brittany King

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Brittany entered the PsyD program after earning a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Andrews University. She is interested in reducing recidivism within the prison system.

Kristine Vichinsky

Kristine Vichinsky

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Kristine earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy. She worked as a Behavior Technician and Temporary Limited License Technician (TLLP) before enrolling at MSP. Kristine balances her enrollment in the PsyD program with a part-time job.

Third Year

Brooke Colman

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Brooke's career path changed from business to psychology after being in the workforce. She earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy prior to enrolling at MSP.

Adam Duberstein

Adam Duberstein

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Adam earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, english, and education. He worked in the education field before returning to school and changing careers in his mid-30s. Adam earned his MA degree at MSP in July 2017 and started the PsyD program in September 2017. He currently serves as the graduate writing assistant at MSP.

Fourth Year

Jared Smendik, PsyD

Jared Smendik

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Jared earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from MSP and began the PsyD program immediately following. He is currently fulfilling his APA accredited doctoral internship at Auburn University in Alabama.


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