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Jasmine Valdes

BA Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development, Class of 2015

"Both working and studying can be very stressful and feel overwhelming at times, but in the end, it will all be worth it!"

I enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 and served six years active duty as a linguist. Upon getting out of the Navy, I enrolled in a cosmetology school because I felt that was where I needed to be at the time. After a few years of cutting hair and doing women's nails, I realized that my life was still missing something.

I felt that I could better help people as a psychologist. This was something I had always wanted to be as a child. I signed up for college classes online and completed my bachelor's degree. After graduating, I moved to a new city and took a job working with young girls at an inpatient psychiatric unit for troubled girls ages seven to seventeen.

I currently work at the same unit full-time, while I go to school full-time online here at SNHU. I’m pursuing my master's in child and adolescent developmental psychology. Both working and studying can be very stressful and feel overwhelming at times, but in the end, it will all be worth it! I still have many years left of schooling, which is okay because when it’s all said and done, this school work will allow me to better help future generations.