Position: School Psychologist Intern
What led you to your current position? During my first year at All-In! Toshia Mears passionately shared why she thought being a school psychologist was a career I should consider. With Toshia’s and Meka Tull’s input I became interested in the role. I was able to shadow a bilingual psychologist my first year at Seneca and decided that I was highly interested in pursuing the career. Now, I’m in my last year of graduate school, while completing my internship at Seneca.
Fun Fact/Quote: As a graduation gift to myself, I booked a trip to Thailand this summer J
What does your average day look like? My day depends on what site I’m at. A typical day of counseling is typically back to back sessions of counseling and documenting my services. A typical day of assessments could look like me observing, pulling and reviewing files, interviewing parents/teachers, and report writing (a lot of writing).
Why do you do this work? As a school psychologist I am able to hold many hats. The flexibility of role allows me to work with parents, students and school staff members. I enjoy supporting marginalized populations because they remind me of my family and community from southern California.