I received my undergraduate degree from Adelphi in 2003 and an M.A. in psychology in 2009. I already knew firsthand the quality of the academic programs and professionalism of the staff. I knew I would be treated as an individual and a valued member of the community.
Why did you choose a career in education?
I spent more than 11 years working with inner city youth before my current career. I know I have much to offer a classroom.
Your favorite aspects of the School of Education at Adelphi’s Manhattan Center?
How the staff and students make me feel welcomed and valued. Our small classrooms allow time for professors and students to develop professional relationships and mutual appreciation. I keep in contact with many of my classmates outside of class, and we work together as a support group and academic community. I have kept ties with many of my professors long after our classes are over.
Where do you commute from and how?
I commute from Brooklyn. Depending on weather, I will either take the train or drive. I’ve always found the Manhattan Center very accessible.
Any hobbies or interests beyond your other commitments?
As a full time student with a full time job, I am very busy. I make time, though, to travel when I can, spend a lot of time outdoors, and socialize with friends.
“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth—not going all the way, and not starting.” –Buddha
Your advice for prospective students?
There will never be a perfect time to go back to school. We will always have other commitments and obstacles to juggle. Going back to school is a personal choice and commitment you make to yourself to become a better person and achieve your life’s goals.