Alicia Deogracias

Undergraduate Institution:  Indiana University 
   
 Major:

Psychology

   
 Year entered BSU: Fall 2015
   
 Degree at BSU: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA and Sport & Exercise Psychology, MS
   
 Jobs/GA at BSU: Graduate Assistant at BSU Career Center
   
 Research at BSU: Adolescent Females’ Experiences of  Mood & Body Image in Different Sport & Exercise Contexts, in progress
   
 Personal Research Interests: Youth & adolescents, positive youth development through sport, body image, health psychology, coaching & parent education, & use of exercise in psychotherapy
   
 Advice for Future Students:                                              
Try out anything and everything that you can! You never know where one small experience may lead you or who it may connect you with! Even in graduate school, it’s hard to know exactly what you want to do afterwards. Getting as much experience as you can in a variety of areas can help you gain real-world knowledge and help you narrow down your future career paths
   
 Career Interests: Open my own private practice that combines mental health counseling and sport psychology consulting. Possibly health psychology in a hospital/medical setting. Maybe school psychology. Any way I go, I just want to combine my two passions of mental health counseling and sport & exercise psych!