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Mikaela Keeney

Name: Mikaela Keeney

Major(s): Psychology

Year in School: Freshman

Mentor: Toni Van Laarhoven

Hometown: Aurora, IL

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Scholarships I have received include:
Academic scholarship

An academic goal
My goal this year is to keep a strong GPA. Long term, I will work vigorously to stay in the top percentile of my class and apply for graduate school.

Career goal: 
I strive to one day become a clinical therapist and eventually do my own research on the correlation between specific traumatic events and addictions.

How will Research Rookies help you further your academic and career goals?
As a psychology major, Research Rookies will provide an opportunity to further my education. I will be in situations where I will need to apply what I am learning in class to my research. I hope to see Research Rookies assist me in gaining a fuller and more well-rounded understanding of my class material.

What hobbies to you enjoy? What do you do in your free time? And/or what are a few fun facts about you?
I enjoy playing rugby as it is a fiercely physical game that pushes ones body to its limits. Along with that, I am a happy-go-lucky kind of gal who loves to experience new foods, fresh faces, and novel places. Knowledge is key to me, as it fuels my open-minded approach to life.