- Class of2025
Nadine enrolled in Loyola’s Psy.D. program because of its rigorous clinical program, strong emphasis on the individual and cultural diversity, and the connections she formed with professors and other students. Originally from Grenada, she moved to the U.S. after high school to earn her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Health and Nutrition Science from Brooklyn College. She received her Master of Social Work from Fordham University; Nadine became as a social worker and worked in a variety of settings including an outpatient mental health clinic, public schools, and participating in community-based work. This experience led her to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology. She says that after witnessing the parental trauma and systemic challenges many children faced, “I was interested in researching the impact of parental trauma on parenting practices and the development of internalizing and externalizing behaviors in their children.” Starting a doctoral program during the COVID-19 pandemic is not what Nadine expected; however, her professors have been understanding and adapted to the challenges of remote learning. After completing the Psy.D. program, Nadine hopes to merge her background in nutrition and psychology to work as a nutritional psychologist. She also hopes to return to Grenada to improve the country’s mental health system by educating mental health professionals and pushing for mental health legislation to protect individuals.
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