I'm 32 years old and a graduate student in psychiatric rehabilitation at the College of Psychology within the Illinois Institute of Techology. This academic year ('11-'12) I have been commuting from Holland, MI to Chicago on Thursdays for my evening course.
I completed my BA in psychology at Hope College in Dec. 2011. Prior to declaring as a psych. major in 2008 I was an english major (creative writing), a philosophy major, and a studio art major (painting, mixed media, photography). For several years I showed paintings and photography at a local gallery.
My current intention is to complete the certificate in psychiatric rehabilitation at IIT and then enter a Masters program in public health with an emphasis on mental health services.
I just organized two educational series on mental illness at my church, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Having become a Catholic in 2008, I am seeking to grow in my faith and serve others.