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Kayla Marie Brown

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

Lindsey Katelynn Smith

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

Hometown

Oakley, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family, especially my mother and grandmother. Without them I never could have made it this far!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite memory is meeting friends and colleagues within the counseling program!

My Next Chapter

I will be starting my career as a school psychologist with a school district within the Bay Area!
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Kayla Emilia Hinojosa

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

Imbamba Mansaray

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

Hometown

Portland, OR

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my older brother, Siyaka Jaka, and my mom, Kathie Mansaray.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite St. Mary's Memory was visiting the campus for the first time and seeing how beautiful it was and how I couldn't wait to officially enroll as a graduate student.

My Next Chapter

My next chapter after graduation is entering my doctoral degree program (EdD). I am both anxious and excited for this next chapter in my life.

Clubs and Activities

Counseling Department Graduate Students of Color group
Afro-Latinx/Latinx/Indigenous People's Action subcommittee

Favorite Quote

"Always give it your best and be content with that."
— Bimba Mansaray
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Cristina Pelayo

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

Quaneesha Ta’Quan Shields

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

Hometown

Horsham, PA

My Greatest Supporters

I give thanks to God for guiding me down different paths and placing numerous blessings along the way. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I am also grateful to have a family who loves me, supports me, and encourages me to become better versions of myself each day. Thank you mom, grandma, Oscar, Gabriela, and my angel Milo, for being my joy and reason to smile every day!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

There are two Saint Mary's memories that I will cherish forever. The first memory is when my family and I attempted to walk up to the SMC cross during their visit on campus. Long story short, they refused to walk all the way up the hill! The second memory that I will forever hold close to my heart is traveling to Rwanda during Jan term and meeting some of the most beautiful souls.

My Next Chapter

Whatever the next chapter of my life is, I trust that God has already paved the way for me and is working it out in my favor. Wherever I am supposed to be, I will be. I take full comfort in knowing that God already has a plan for me. In my waiting, God is working!

Favorite Quote

"Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone."
— Lisa Olivera
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Michelle Yvette Batista

Master of Arts in Counseling, School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

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Natalie Arias

Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counselor and School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

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Sydnie Souza

Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counselor and School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential

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Cristal Ramos Hernandez

Master of Arts in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counselor and School Counseling With a School Counseling Credential