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

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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.

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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.

Second Year

Marissa Arrigoni

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Marissa is currently work part time as a Pediatric Psychiatric Clinician during her first year of the PsyD program. She will be moving from Maine to Michigan to attend the PsyD program in person once it is safe to do so after COVID.

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 the MA program at MSP. She is a first-generation college student and currently lives with her partner in New Haven, MI. 

Bettie Williams

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Bettie changed career paths late in life from being a full time Real Estate Broker for 15 years to getting her Master's at Ashland Theological Seminary in Counseling, practiced full time for 3 years then returned to School for her PsyD at MSP.  Bettie balances a private counseling practice with her educational goals. 

Third Year

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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.

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.

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 (normally!) has a long commute but knows the program at MSP is worth the drive.

Fourth 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.


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