Holly Braswell

BA Psychology, Class of 2018

"Every single person I have come in contact with here has been amazing."

I didn't grow up being pushed to go to college, so I never felt the need or want to go. After graduating high school, I took time to find out who I was and where I was headed. I traveled around the world, found love, lost love, and finally found the right love. I thought I would be satisfied with a regular 9-5 job. But after seven or eight years, I felt like something was missing from my life. I knew I loved to help people. I always took the “let’s get to the root of the problem” approach. I just believe that hearing someone out, and genuinely caring, will help them. And I was always telling people I wanted to do something in psychology, so I finally took the first step!

Before I took that initial step, however, I got married to my best friend, took a leap of faith, moving all the way from Atlanta to Boston, and found a home in less than a week! My husband has always been my biggest supporter and helped me with the application process. I chose SNHU because I simply had a good feeling in my gut about it. It turns out my gut was right because every single person I have come in contact with here has been amazing. My student advisor, Katie Gordon, is one of the sweetest and most helpful people I've ever met. She encourages me to be the strong and persistent person I am.

I told one of my first professors, Cindy Beers, I have tunnel vision for graduation. Even though it’s hard to be self-motivating and get my assignments done, with everything else that’s going on in my life, I don’t let anything get in my way. I have waited too long for this opportunity, and I’m not going to let anything get in the way of my success and the promise of a degree, to be able to help people be at their best.