I took an introductory psychology course to fulfill a general education requirement in college, never thinking it would become my career. But I soon fell in love with the subject matter and the magic of science and statistics to help answer burning questions about human behavior. After college, I moved to Alaska as an AmeriCorps volunteer and spent the next three years working with at-risk youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This solidified my desire to return to graduate school for community psychology, which focuses on the prevention of social issues. Today I’m still interested in youth and sexual health and hope that my intro classes inspire a new generation of burgeoning psychologists!