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Kathleen Casucci

BA Psychology - Child & Adolescent Development

"It has been rough, but with the help of everyone around me, I am becoming successful with school."

After losing my brother at 15 and my father at 17, I dropped out of school and got my GED. I had many other issues and it caused a lot of pain and grief in my life. I walked through life with such a heavy head and felt like I could do nothing--I wasn't good enough to do anything. Then one day I decided, even though they are no longer with me, and even though I was having a lot of other issues, I was going to make something of myself and make them proud no matter what it took. I decided to go back to school. It has been rough, but with the help of everyone around me, I am becoming successful with school. Today I have a bachelor's degree in child psychology and I am now working on my master's degree. When I finish with my master's I will go for a Ph.D. I am determined to succeed no matter how long it takes. I want to make everyone proud.