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Photo of Yei-RimYeirim Kim

Hometown: Waterford, MI

Program: MA 

Books I would recommend: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Brain on Fire and The Great Pretender both by Susannah Cahalan, and Verity by Colleen Hoover

Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” -Maya Angelou

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

People would be surprised to know that I am a black belt in Taekwondo.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about helping people overcome trauma and challenges, and for people to strive to become their best selves.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose to attend MSP because of its emphasis on self-directed growth and the school’s dedication to students gaining the skills they need to become well-trained licensed clinicians.

What do you want to do with your degree?

I plan to either become a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with people who have mental illnesses or to become a clinical neuropsychologist to research and work with those in the neurodivergent population and those who have suffered from TBI.

What are you most looking forward to about your program?

I am looking forward to gaining a deeper insight into psychology and mental illness and gaining hands-on experience during practicum.