Graduate Student Spotlights

Karly Rodriguez

Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
to be able to do research with, and take courses from, some of the leading researchers in psychology.
My inspiration is:
My family
If I could change the world, I would:
legalize gay marriage
Something I collect:
pennies.
Why I went to Graduate School:
to become a counselor
The best gift I've ever received:
a song!
My biggest challenge is:
work/life balance
The professor who influenced me the most:
too hard to pick.
How I take my coffee:
strong and Cuban.
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
scuba dive in Australia.
My secret passion is:
ARTICHOKES. I love them.
What I do to de-stress:
yoga, play guitar, go for runs.

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Teaneck NJ
What are your plans after you graduate?
Work, travel, apply for PhD programs
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
NYU Deans Opportunity Scholarship The Carol E. Hutchinson Memorial Prize for Research in Psychology Psi Chi (Psychology Honors Society) Dean's List (Muhlenberg College) Fall 2005- 2009
Community Service and Other Activities:
Hospice Volunteer, education outreach, tutoring, peer leader, Campus tour guide and delegate, College Connection.