When I was a sophomore in high school, my father enrolled in college to pursue an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. One Sunday, he needed to watch a documentary for class, and invited me to join him. Watching “Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons” changed my life. I was instantly intrigued with the human mind and, at that moment, I decided to pursue a career in Psychology so I could spend my life studying it. Not many people decide their passion so early on in life but I was different.
Ideally, I want to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology and work as a licensed clinical therapist. After obtaining my license, I will pursue a position at the Durham North Carolina Veteran’s Administration Medical Center and I will also volunteer my time at the Durham Homeless Shelter. Our country’s homeless and veterans desperately need as much assistance as possible. I am only one person, so I don’t know if I will be able to change the world as a whole but I want to try and I will start in my own community.