Hello! My name is Maggie. I manage our Pre-Vocational Program for adults with Mental Illness and Brain Injury. Individuals who have a desire to work but struggle with mental illness or a brain injury come to me and I work with them for 2 years to prepare them to transition into community employment. I work with them on many different skills that are needed for anyone to be able to maintain employment at any location. I truly enjoy watching people come to me with struggles and barriers and grow over the two years I work with them. It is so rewarding to see how people can succeed when they never thought they could.
What do you wish you knew more about?
- I wish I could expand my knowledge on Mental Illness and Abnormal Psychology. I have learned so much working in the job I do, but my desire to continue learning is strong.
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
- My ideal way to spend a weekend would be to take a trip and see a new place I have never been. I love meeting new people, exploring new places, and experiencing new cultures.
What is something you think everyone should do once in their lives?
- I believe everyone should take at least one trip outside of the country to a place they have never been. It is truly amazing to experience other cultures and to be able to live the way they do for a small period of time. My travels have opened my eyes to so much and I believe everyone should experience that feeling at least once during their lifetime.