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Sarah Messer

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I am planning to go back to school to pursue a career as a therapist. My primary goal is to work with under-served communities, specifically the LGBTQIA+ community, drug users, and sex workers. I have first-hand experience in all of these communities, which puts me in a great position to carry out this work. I believe that sharing our stories is a powerful way to break down stigma and shame. To this end, I hope to create a program that enables individuals in these communities to do just that. I intend to use my arts background to help people find the medium that allows their voices to be heard. I have already completed most of the credits needed for a bachelor's degree in Social Work and plan to finish this degree before pursuing a Master's degree to become a certified therapist.

Education

Oakland Community College

Associate's degree program
2015 - 2017
  • Majors:
    • American Sign Language

Wayne County Community College District

Associate's degree program
2014 - 2015
  • Majors:
    • Social Sciences, General

Northland College

Bachelor's degree program
2007 - 2011
  • Majors:
    • Sociology
  • Minors:
    • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Other

School Of Environmental Studies

High School
2005 - 2007

Eagan High School

High School
2003 - 2007

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Social Work
    • American Sign Language
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Mental Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      Become a Therapist

    • Shift Lead/Art Show Manager

      Black Cat Coffeehouse
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Owner/Artist

      Problematic Designs
      2019 – Present5 years
    • Bartender/Server

      Willis Show Bar
      2018 – 20191 year
    • Bartender

      Detroit City Distillery
      2017 – 20181 year
    • Prep Cook

      Craft Work
      2017 – 20181 year
    • Server

      Standby
      2016 – 20171 year
    • Line Cook Lead

      Roses Fine Foods
      2015 – 20161 year
    • Economic Justice Organizer

      Michigan United
      2014 – 20151 year
    • Shift Lead

      Great Lakes Coffee
      2013 – 20141 year
    • Front of House Manager

      Rodin
      2012 – 20131 year
    • Community Ambassador

      Panera Cares
      2012 – 20131 year
    • Gardener

      Latitudes Landscaping
      2011 – 20121 year
    • Dancer

      Silver Dollar Saloon
      2008 – 20113 years
    • Barista/Cook

      Black Cat Coffeehouse
      2009 – 20112 years
    • Shift Lead

      Tillie's Bean Coffee Shop
      2008 – 20091 year
    • Shift Lead

      Holiday Stationstores
      2005 – 20072 years

    Sports

    Diving

    Junior Varsity
    2004 – 20051 year

    Research

    • Urban Studies/Affairs

      Transcription and Analysis
      2023 – Present

    Arts

    • Problematic Designs

      Ceramics
      2021 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Michigan Liberation — Resource Distribution & Safety
      2019 – 2021
    • Public Service (Politics)

      City of Ashland — Poll Worker
      2023 – 2023

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship