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Dustin Harris (Community Counseling)

Class of 2012 - Community Counseling

Dustin HarrisAs cliché as it sounds, I have always loved helping people. I graduated Old Dominion University in May of 2010 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and instead of continuing on with a Masters in Psychology, I wanted to pursue a less research intensive and more "hands-on" degree in Counseling.

Ultimately, I want to become a gay and lesbian teen counselor, so William and Mary's Community Counseling program seemed like a perfect fit for what I want to do later in life. The professors were so helpful, the curriculum is fun, yet challenging, but W&M's prestige and outstanding academic reputation sealed the deal for me. The brand new School of Education didn't hurt, either.

I was nervous going into my first year, but also excited to begin my life as a full time graduate student. Classes and my graduate assistantship with the Office of Academic Programs definitely kept me busy, but it was an awesome ride. William and Mary was my first choice graduate school, and I am so grateful that I got to learn and grow at such a great institution.