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Arielle Self

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Hometown: Temecula, CA

Program: MA

Book I would recommend: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Favorite Quote: “Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally – you are here meaningfully. There is purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.” – Osho

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

I am bilingual. German is my second language.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about providing care and focusing rehabilitation efforts towards individuals serving sentences in prison.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose to attend MSP because it allowed me to be close to home and the people I love while being the only school in Michigan to focus on graduate-level psychology and offer a PsyD program.

What do you want to do with your degree?

With my degree, I plan to work in public service as a mental health provider in prisons, for the Veteran’s Administration, or as an active-duty military provider.

What are you most looking forward to about your program?

I look forward to the experiences and knowledge I will gain through my practicum!