“I was dead-set on being a surgeon since I was seven years old. You couldn’t change my mind. I didn’t even know what it was, but I wanted to be one.
I went to community college through the A+ Scholarship Program and I didn’t necessarily have guidance. I didn’t know what classes to take, what avenues to go down or what opportunities were available. I was just taking classes that I thought made sense. Turns out they were totally wrong for me.
I had to come up with a game plan and I thought, ‘Okay, not graduating is not an option. How can I do this and still be a doctor of some sorts?’ So, I talked to some people and they said Hey, be a doctor by being a psychologist.”
Do you think that there are any lessons or motivations that you can take from field work as you transition to being a psychologist?
“Just the overall theme of not giving up. When I was in the biology field I was doing experiments. Most of the time they don't go the way that you want them to go, but you’ve still got to keep going.”