MSPP Student Ambassador
Saint Anselm’s College
1st year School Psychology PsyD program
MA/CAGS School Psychology, Class of 2010
Hello! My name is Jaclyn Kinsman and I am a First Year School Psychology Doctoral student. I am originally from Tewksbury, Massachusetts and I now reside in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire in May of 2007. I began attending MSPP in September of 2007 and graduated from the School Psychology MA/CAGS program in 2010. Prior to attending school at MSPP, I worked there as an Administrative Assistant for the School and Counseling programs. Having only worked there for five short months, I realized that MSPP was the kind of graduate school that I truly wanted to be a part of, not only as an employee, but as a student as well. While at MSPP, I was actively involved in the Freedman Center and acted as a Board Member, I volunteered as a student representative at the Annual Gala and helped out on student interview days. Most recently I have accepted the position as a Student Ambassador, so that I can help new students become more comfortable with becoming a part of the MSPP community. Being involved at MSPP, socially and academically, has allowed me expand my interests and my career network. While attending classes three days a week at 1 Wells Ave, I also work as a School Psychologist at J. Turner Hood Elementary School in North Reading. In the future, in addition to continuing to work as a School Psychologist, it is my goal to open a private practice in the Boston area. My best advice for first year students is to put yourself out there. Take risks and sign up for activities or committees that you didn’t think you would originally be interested in. Reach out to others and help out your teachers, but most importantly take care of yourself. Without a healthy body and mind, you’ll be unable to successfully help the community.