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PsyD Student Spotlight

Photo of Erica Medina, PsyD StudentErica Medina

Hometown: Hemet, CA  

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: Anything by John Steinbeck

Favorite Quote:

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” Roald Dahl

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

People would be surprised to know that as a teenager and young adult I was involved in theatre productions.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about the well treatment of animals.

Why did you choose MSP?

I was impressed by the community feeling that I experienced at the various events I attended prior to applying.

What do you plan to do with your degree?

I would like to work with adolescents, young adults, and their families to improve and increase access for mental health services in school based systems.

What is your plan after graduation?

I am planning on moving back home to California and using my degree to develop mental health programs in resource deserts.

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