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MA/ABA Student Spotlight

Headshot of Kierra PoydrasKierra Poydras

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Program: MA with ABA

Book I would recommend: The Mastery of Self by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Favorite Quote: “Why Aren’t You Smiling? (W.A.Y.S)”

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I did six years in the World’s Greatest Navy, and I would definitely do it again.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I’m passionate about people. I am literally a people person and still believe in the good in humanity.

Why did you choose MSP?

My aunt recommended MSP; the location was close to home and I’ve heard nothing but great things.

What do you want to do with your degree?

My target population is WOC, but I also have a strong interest in the youth population.

How did you first get interested in the mental health profession?

I’ve had multiple therapists change my life as well as save my life. I would just like to make an impact on others in a similar way to the mental health professionals I’ve encountered.

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