Eva Hagan, Office Oracle
After graduating with a degree in journalism and working in the hyper-productive news industry for some time, I have realized the importance of slowing down and taking time for yourself in a world that always feels like it is spinning too fast.
My experience reporting on mental health taught me the value of sharing stories as a point to connect and empathize with one another, and helped me realize that I wanted to do more than be a journalist.
In the future, I hope to earn my Master's in Social work to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the goal of providing counseling to LGBTQ+ individuals in order to widen access to identity-affirming therapy. As a queer woman, I know firsthand the importance of having wider access to LBGTQ+ affirming therapists and mental health care services, especially needed in groups that are already marginalized.
Based on my experiences and witness to the lack of resources on college campuses, I would like to learn ways in which universities can can increase mental health competencies among faculty, and implement different levels of service. In the process of my degree, I want to learn how environmental change affects the mental health of marginalized communities, especially LGBTQ+.
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I believe we are human because of what we go through, I see therapy as a way to position us to better understand our shared and individual struggles, and support each other towards a future that faces challenges with empathy.
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Quote that most resonates with you: There was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world. - Mary Oliver
Cats or dogs: Dogs, but I will always love a cat
Favorite ice cream: Summer Breeze from Andia's