I am motivated by my desire to help others. To do that, I believe it is most important to be educated in the science and study behind our motivations and all that makes us react and tick as humans. Currently, I am attending UCLA in pursuit of a BA in Psychology, with my sights set on a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Being in my early 40's has provided me with ample opportunity to gather life experiences and quite an eclectic spectrum of interactions with all walks of people. Now is the time to learn the principles and methods and fuse them with my experiences. I'm working towards a goal of leaving my ripple in this world by those I've positively affected, leaving it a little bit better than when I came into it.
Being fortunate enough to be receiving an education from one of the top research universities, I would like more than anything to be actively involved in research while here, and I look forward to the working relationships I will develop along the way.