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Mariah Guillen


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Oxnard High School

High School
2020 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Fernandez Scholarship
      Becoming a psychologist isn’t a career I dreamed of being when I was younger. I always wanted to be a doctor, FBI agent, or a fashion designer like those cool people from movies and TV shows. As I grew into my pre-teens I stopped dreaming about pursuing those careers. Having a great deal of childhood emotional trauma took that innocent part out of me. Instead of being able to enjoy the last little time of innocence I had left, I was forced to have to take care of myself. I knew young that if I didn’t take care of myself, no one would. In this dark time of mine, although I was sad, something I never let myself do is fail. I made sure to always stay on top of my schoolwork, home life, and try my best to manage my emotions and still look on the bright side of life. Going into high school I could see my life taking a turn for the better. I felt myself feeling happier, having better relationships, and of course meeting new people. Although high school hasn’t exactly been my favorite part of life, I learned so much about myself with experiences with friends, family, etc. With each experience I could feel myself growing more and more mature and wise. Seeing my character evolve into the person I’m in hope of becoming gives me a lot to reflect back on. Seeing the hole my pre-teen self came out of put me into the realization of what could make me happy in the future. Growing up in a bad environment, I always wished to have a psychologist, but I never had the courage to admit I had problems enough to ask for one. As years passed and I made my realization of wanting to become a psychologist, this made me happy. Becoming a psychologist is more than just talk therapy to me, I want to be able to connect with people and be able to positively impact their lives with my words and advice. Being able to help people get out of their emotional states would not only help others but cure a little part of myself. Having this type of knowledge could also help people I’m close to, whether it’s relatives or friends. As a future psychologist all I want is to be able to remove people from the dark clouds their under. I want to be a person people feel comfortable coming to. With my determination, I know I can achieve this and become the person I continue to reach to be.