Designers’ work processes can help us systematically extract, teach, learn, and apply these human-centered techniques to solve problems in a creative and innovative wayin our designs, in our businesses, in our countries, in our lives.”



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I come to the study of psychology with a fresh take on what it will mean to serve, heal, and educate in the modern era. As a multidisciplinary, systems-oriented designer, I have a unique approach to solving complex problems and understanding the world around us. I rely on a design thinking methodology, which exists at the intersection of the creative mind and the strategic, analytical synthesis of that creativity. 

Having taken a non-linear track through my undergraduate studies, I pull from experiences that span almost every academic discipline. I've studied everything from design, business, psychology, forensic science, creative writing, statistics, and music, and I've become "rounded and grounded" in thinking inside a variety of perspectives. My quantitative and arts-heavy education has shaped me into a highly analytical, strategic clinician with a knack for transforming big ideas into workable realities. 

I believe that we are all works in progress and that it's essential to continue learning, maturing, and strengthening ourselves each and every day. I'm constantly innovating, growing, and self-editing as I make progress towards my professional goals. I plan someday to practice clinical psychology at the doctoral level and lead research that innovates current approaches to the diagnosis and classification of mental health conditions. I plan to build inclusive and accessible curricula for higher education programs, based on established standards for diverse communities of adult learners. I plan to harness my unique mix of skills, knowledge, and experience to foster a movement towards greater inclusion and accessibility in the behavioral health field.

  • Humanistic/Existential

  • Psychodynamic

  • Solution-Focused

  • Complex Psychopathology

    • Diagnosis & Classification of Mental Disorders

    • Psychopathy

    • Schizophrenia Spectrum Conditions

    • Psychotic Disorders

    • Personality Disorders

  • Forensic Psychology

    • Criminal Psychopathology

    • Criminology & Victimology

    • Forensic Case Analysis

    • Commitment & Diversion Programs
       

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

      • Adults with ASD

      • Late diagnosis of ASD

      • Comorbidity

    • ADHD

      • Females with ADHD​

      • Adults with ADHD

      • Late Diagnosis

      • Comorbidity

    • Learning Disorders

      • Dyslexia / Dysgraphia / Dyscalculia

      • Comorbidity

  • Experiences of Ableism 

    • Disability / Chronic Illness 

    • Body Acceptance / Self-Image

  • Trauma

    • Complex PTSD 

    • Epigenetics / Intergenerational Trauma

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  • Complete Pepperdine's M.A. in Clinical Psychology program

  • Pursue doctoral education in psychology and law

  • Pursue professional psychology licensure

  • Design inclusive, accessible college curricula 

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses

  • Psychological assessment and consultation

M.A. in Clinical Psychology Candidate

Pepperdine University, Class of 2023