Hello, everyone! I am so excited to begin this wonderful journey of being an intern for such a great nonprofit organization. I would just like to introduce myself and give some background information.
My name is Allie, I am 22 years old, and I am a senior in my last semester at University of South Carolina Beaufort. My major is in psychology with a minor in human services. I live in Florida with my family, but I am on campus living in the dorms for the school year. I have four loving pets, two dogs and two cats who I love so much! Once I graduate with my bachelors, I plan on working towards my master’s degree at FAU (Florida Atlantic University) to further my education in clinical psychology.
All my life I have had a calling to making sure everyone is okay. My family members, friends, and truly everyone around me. I always want what is best for them and if there is any possibility that I can contribute, I will. It is a weakness that I have, but the best type of weakness. I grew up with a very loving family, mom, dad, and an older brother. For the longest I thought everyone had the kind of family I had, but I was so wrong, and that is when I knew I wanted to help make a difference, or at least show that under all the troubles in someone’s life that they are worth it.
I always knew I wanted to work with children. I have a professor that I greatly admire, and she spoke to me one year about her career, she was so passionate about it and her passion became an inspiration to me. This is when I knew I wanted to work with children specifically suffering from traumatic experiences. Children are so delicate, yet so strong in so many levels. The idea that at such a young age they are going through an experience that no child, or anyone for that matter, should ever have to go through is heartbreaking to me. That is where I want to help make a difference in their little minds that know so much already.
I know interning with Hopeful Horizons will give me more information on ways I can improve my education and help others, both children and adults. I can’t wait to start making a difference with everyone else!