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

Manda Harp

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Manda is a 1st year PsyD student and also a graduate of the full-time MA program and would love to share her experiences at MSP.

Ray Kaidbay

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Ray is a first year student in the PsyD program at MSP. She pursued her BA in Psychology in Lebanon and her master's in the UK. She co-founded a mental health initiative called Be Brave Beirut that provides free and anonymous remote emotional support. She is currently the Student Services Graduate Assistant and the Vice President of the IDEA program. Feel free to reach out to her!

Klarissa Matanos

Klarissa Matanos

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Hello! I am a PsyD-1 student and just graduated from the full-time MA program from MSP. I am an Arab American and first generation college student. I have many areas of interest including: eating disorders, trauma in our first responders, suicide prevention, and creating programs to prevent recidivism.

Jasmine Perin

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Jasmine Perin earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis at MSP. She is passionate about reducing barriers that might come up for students during their educational journey. She is the former president and vice president of IDEA, and she is currently the marketing chair for IDEA. Jasmine believes in the infinite possibilities of human behavior and advocates for rest and self compassion!

Ethan Reischling

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Ethan earned his MA at MSP before continuing on to the PsyD program. He completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology at Grand Valley State University. He is a proponent of maintaining a healthy work-life balance and is passionate about assisting others in continuing their education, especially in psychology. He is eager to have honest conversations about what graduate school entails.

Second Year

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Courtney Cabell

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Courtney entered the PsyD program after completing the full-time MA program at MSP. She has experience in balancing the demands of full-time study, full-time work, and family. She is passionate about serving underprivileged and underrepresented populations such as foster children and minorities.

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Devon Kardel

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Devon received a masters degree in clinical health psychology from the University of Michigan - Dearborn and has experience working in private practice and hospital settings. She is also a certified brain injury specialist, working on a geek therapy certification, and is an author, public speaker, and freelance writer on mental health topics.

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Vincent Mangiapane

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Vincent is a PsyD student and completed his MA at MSP part-time. He is a first generation graduate student and a member of the LGBT community. He started the MA program immediately after earning his bachelor's degree.

Qandeel Minal

Qandeel Minal

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Qandeel is a first generation immigrant who wants to emphasize mental health in the South Asian community. She is pursuing her PsyD and plans to open up her own private practice.

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Tara Pope

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Tara entered the PsyD program after completing the MA/ABA program at MSP. She enrolled at MSP five years after receiving her Bachelor's degree in Biology.

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Avery Potvin

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Avery is a PsyD student and a graduate of MSP's MA program. She is an international student and commutes to MSP while residing in Canada. She also works in private practice as a supervised therapist in Windsor, Ontario.

Third Year

Marissa Arrigoni

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Marissa is a PsyD 3 student coming from a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She primarily works with children and adolescents, with some experience in working with emerging adults. Marissa moved to Michigan from Maine for the PsyD program and would love to discuss this, or any, experiences with you

Christopher Bernardo

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Chris is a PsyD student and a graduate of the MSP MA part-time program. He is back in his home state of Michigan after a decade in NYC in order to accomplish his dream of becoming a clinical psychotherapist.

Carly Percy

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Carly entered the PsyD program after completing MSP's full-time master's program. She is a first-generation college student and has specific interests in neuropsychology and trauma. She also works as a supervised therapist seeing 7-8 clients per week in Ann Arbor, MI.

Fourth Year

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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.

Nadeen Majeed

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Nadeen entered the PsyD program after earning her MA from MSP. Her specific interests include health psychology and neuropsychology. She would love to talk to you about her experience as a graduate student.

Breanna Thornton

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Breanna has been practicing for over 10 years and holds a certification with additions/SUD. SHe works with general disorders, neruropsychological testing, and more! She lives in the thumb and commutes for school and practicum. Her dissertation is researching a pregnant woman's experience/use of spirtuality and how it impacts mental health and quality of life.


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