Student Profiles

Azmeh Amer (School Counseling)

As a student who always wanted to go into business, the process of applying for a degree in education is a little surreal.

Melissa Bentley

Working with students with disabilities, their general education teachers and their families is a privilege I enjoy every day.

Carla Costello (Higher Education)

I am very fortunate to be in the higher education program at William & Mary. The faculty are top-notch, fun and engaging. I have learned so much from all of them. Being in the program has helped me come out of my shell, and has given me the courage to present at conferences and invited talks.

Alicia Fredericksen (Family Counseling)

I am a first year Master's student in the Marriage and Family Counseling program. I love working with children, and passionately believe that the best way to help them is to work with the family system as a whole.

Jess Hench (Higher Education)

I visited W&M one day just to check it out and fell in love. I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of this program and this institution, so after seven years in Richmond, I packed up my life and made a new home in Williamsburg.

Richard Hodges (Higher Education)

Richard Hodges, Director of Learning Resources at Thomas Nelson Community College worked in both academic and public libraries in Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and New Jersey before recently joining the TNCC faculty.

Blythe Lang

Why I chose William & Mary: I chose William & Mary for its location and reputation, as well as the small classes and on-campus experience.

Amanda Levoy (School Psychology)

After interning with Children, Youth and Family Services in Charlottesville, VA, I realized how much I loved helping at-risk youth succeed.

Hua Ma (Curriculum & Ed Tech)

I have been teaching for seven and a half years in China, South Korea and Yorktown, Virginia. I enjoyed teaching in different cultures, and in different languages.

Kelsey Seward (School Psychology)

I realized I wanted to work with children and adolescents after several volunteer experiences in undergrad and when I found out about School Psychology it sounded like a perfect fit!

Katherine Sperandio (Community & Addictions Counseling)

I have lived in Texas all of my life and I am ready to embrace a completely different kind of "culture" that is different from the one I have become accustomed to for the last 23 years! I cannot wait to experience a summer that doesn't go 4 months without rain and over 72 days where the temperature is above 100 degrees.

Sarah Stark (School Psychology)

I chose William and Mary because of it's stellar reputation, small class sizes, availability of assistantships/financial aid, and because they place you in schools right away!

Caroline Trower (School Psychology)

I chose the College of William and Mary because of its prestigious reputation, its proximity to my hometown in Virginia Beach, and most importantly, because I felt so welcomed by the program’s professors and current students when I came to my interview.