Maryam Bajawa

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Program: MA

Book I would recommend: Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite Quote:

“I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I think that people would be surprised to know that I do not like pets.

Name a cause that you are passionate about.

I am passionate most about helping those who feel as though they do not have a voice in the world. I want to be able to help women who struggle with abuse in domestic partnerships and victims of trauma, such as sexual abuse and rape.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose MSP not only because of the convenient program design, but because of the alignment of views in humanistic ideologies.

What do you want to do with your degree?

I want to work for a practice where I can focus on one person at a time and truly help people to get to their goals in life. Eventually, I will be able to open my own practice and open doors for many to be able to seek help.

What’s your plan for after graduation?

My plans after graduation is to continue my education at MSP in the PsyD program.

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