Why she became a part of U!Shine
Suzanne is a member of U!Shine through the Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds project, an exciting new program coming to Oklahoma Christian's campus this fall focused on mental health awareness and stress relief. She's excited about the program because having both dealt first hand with mental illness as well as a degree in Psychology, she knows the importance of providing a supportive community to show that nobody is alone in their struggle and that there is hope for everyone.
What makes her heart happy
Spending time with her family and fiance, rainy days, making art, exploring new places, and any dog she ever has or ever will meet.
More about Suzanne
She is currently working on preparations for grad school, with the end goal of earning her PhD in neuropsychology. She's also very busy planning a wedding coming up in December!
How she stays mentally strong
Surrounding herself with people who encourage her and doing the same for them, turning to art when life gets stressful, taking nightly walks, and celebrating every accomplishment, even the small ones.