PsyD Student Spotlight

Jenn Karew

Hometown: Orchard Lake, MI

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Favorite Quote: “Decide what you want, make a f*cking plan, and work on that sh*t every day!”   

*Okay, rather inappropriate, but it’s gotten me this far!

What would people be surprised to know about you? I’ve known I wanted to work in the field of psychology since the 9th grade. It’s taken me 50 years, but I am finally taking the steps to fulfill my dream of becoming a psychologist.               

What is a cause you’re passionate about? Diversity and inclusivity.  We all have so much to learn from each other’s different perspectives.  It saddens me to see how hard people try to mush themselves into cookie cutter boxes all in the name of conformity.              

Why did you choose to attend MSP? The MSP MA program changed my life.  I had been a social worker for 20 years and it was slowly killing me.  MSP gave me such a bright and new perspective and so many new tools.  I can’t wait to see how much more lies before me at MSP.        

What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I will work tirelessly for the rest of my life.  I will help heal psyches in distress and continue to give people the permission have feelings, be unapologetically their authentic selves, and assert their needs.

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