My Master's Accomplishments

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One of the greatest personal achievements in my life is earning a college degree. Being the first one in my family to attend and graduate from college was already an unexpected accomplishment. I started my academic journey as a non-traditional student. Being the mother of six children, I waited until my youngest child entered school full-time before I enrolled myself in college. I was 38 and I found myself sitting among teenagers that had just finished their high school education. This was the beginning of a journey that has fundamentally changed my life and the life of my children. I now have completed a master’s degree.
As an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Brownsville, I double majored in Sociology and Psychology (BA) and complete an associates (AA) in Social Work. As a graduate student, I completed a Master’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.) with an emphasis in Sociology, Psychology and Public Policy. I successfully defended my Master’s Thesis entitled “The Struggle Itself toward the Heights Is Enough to Fill a Man's Heart:
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Your program is the perfect fit to help me attain the theoretical foundation and skills necessary to become a successful rehabilitation counselor and assist and empower persons who have been affected by a disability. I then will like to apply these skills and knowledge and expand the body of literature regarding the use of animals in rehabilitation counseling. There is an abundance of research from a wide range of disciplines that offer evidence on the interactions with animals and the positive effects on overall health, psychosocial well-being and recovery of individuals that are faced with a disability. I will like to develop academic courses to teach others about this fast growing, and fascinating side of rehabilitation
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