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Andrea Zara

BA Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development

"I cannot begin to describe the incredible changes I have experienced in my life because of everyone's support at SNHU."

After years of saying "I need to go back to school," I finally made the leap in 2009 and applied to SNHU after a lengthy search of brick and mortar schools with online programs. I enrolled in the forensic psychology program when I first started, and I began classes, in September 2009, while working full-time and raising a family. Right from the word "go" the support I received from my advisor and professors was absolutely fantastic. In September of 2013, my son began attending a behavioral treatment facility for young children, and as I came and went from the facility each day, I realized that the happiest point of my day was when I was at the center. After much thought and discussion with my family, friends, and the owner of the center, I made the decision to not only change my program of study to child & adolescent development, but I also made a major career move and left corporate America to find my true passion. Changing my concentration was as easy as a few e-mails back and forth with my advisor, and by January 2014, I was on my way. I cannot begin to describe the incredible changes I have experienced in my life because of everyone's support at SNHU. Each day I am one step closer to achieving goals I never would have dreamed possible.