Top Row: Seneka Arrington, Kelsey Sarasqueta-Allen (Meridian), Edson Andrade. Second Row: Amirah Nelson, Aishwarya Joshi (Meridian), Beverly Hines (Meridian), Lindsay Vik, Katie Sacco. Third Row: William Lane, Camille Frank, Brianne Scott, Tessa Price (Meridian), Tim Hakenewerth, Lindsdale Graham. Bottom Row: Olivia Ngadjui, Kalin Amende (Meridian). Not pictured Anna James Krzemieniecki (Meridian).
3rd Year Doctoral Cohort
William Lane, Camille Frank, Tessa Price (Meridian), Tim Hakenewerth
Hello! My name is Camille Frank. I am so happy to be part of the doctoral program and community at ISU!
I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. I received my bachelor’s degree in general psychology and applied psychology with a minor in Aging Studies from Eastern Washington University. I had the privilege to work at a local hospice in Spokane which solidified my passion to support people as they make sense of some of the most difficult journeys in life. I moved to Pocatello to earn my master’s degree from ISU in 2015 which turned out to be one of the best decisions I could have made. My clinical experience has been focused on trauma-based services, especially related to sexual violence, work with older adults, grief and loss and co-parenting. I love working with a range of ages, presenting concerns and mix of individuals and relational counseling. Since graduating I have worked at Family Services Alliance, an amazing community agency that serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. As a doctoral student I have chosen the marriage, couple, family specialization.
I am passionate about social advocacy both in and out of the classroom. For me this requires continual compassionate discussion, critical thinking and action on the systems of privilege and oppression. I aim to embody this in both in and out of the classroom. I very much believe in a collaborative reflexive learning environment for all students. My research interests include sexual assault survivorship, relational cultural theory, trauma-informed counseling curriculum, systems based approaches to counselor education and supervision. I have had the opportunity to attend two study abroad trips with ISU's Counseling Department: Mexico, 2016 and China, 2018. They were THE BEST.
Outside of school, I love reading, meditating, hiking, traveling, laughing, dancing, eating good food, drinking wine and connecting with others. I would not be where I am without the support of my family, friends, partner and two sweet pit-bull terriers. ISU has become my home because of the supportive people I have met and the growth-fostering program here. I am beyond grateful to embark on this adventure with all of you!! Please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with me about anything!
Hello! My name is Tim Hakenewerth and I am excited to begin my final year in the counselor education and counseling doctoral program at ISU. I'm a Midwesterner, originally from a tiny, country town just outside of the St. Louis, Missouri suburbs. I have a BA in psychology from Missouri University of Science & Technology (a school primarily known for engineering) and went on to earn my MA in mental health counseling and Ed.S. in counselor education and supervision at Southeast Missouri State University. My professional interests include counselor development and the impact of work experience, reflecting teams, ESAs in mental health, quantitative research rigor, couples and systems work, group work, and the college student population. I am also involved in service and leadership with CACREP, RMACES, ISU's chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, and IACES.
When I'm not busy with school or professional work, I enjoy cooking, woodwork and crafts, and watching Cardinals baseball. I look forward to enjoying more of Idaho's beautiful nature through camping and hiking this year, too. Even though I'm far away from home, I'm proud to be at ISU and in this excellent program. This year will surely be another exciting, busy, and fun year! I have always enjoyed peer mentoring and welcome anyone to reach out to me with any questions. Be well!
Hello there! My name is William Lane. I am a 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate in Counselor Education and Counseling here at Idaho State University. I love helping students develop personally and professionally on their journey to becoming ethical, successful, unique, and passionate counselors. Please feel free to contact me, email@example.com.
Hello! I’m Tessa Price, and I am so excited to be starting my third year in ISU’s Counselor Education Ph.D. program.
I received my bachelor’s degree from The College of Idaho in psychology and my master’s degree in Community Counseling from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. I have enjoyed my experience at ISU and look forward to continuing my journey here.
I am an Idaho native and feel fortunate to have found such a great program in my backyard. I am at the ISU-Meridian campus and feel fortunate to be close to my friends and family. In my spare time I love to spend time with my friends and family (I literally have the cutest niece and nephew in the world). I also enjoy trying new hobbies, traveling, exploring the Idaho outdoors, and finding unique places to eat and drink.
I am also the current Past-President of the Idaho Counseling Association and the Chair-Elect of the Western Region of the American Counseling Association. I am passionate about giving back to my profession and helping mentor others. I appreciate the many mentors that have helped me get to where I am today, and I hope to be able to do that for others. If you have any questions, please reach out. I’d love to hear from you.
2nd Year Doctoral Cohort
Back Row - Katie Sacco, Lindsdale Graham, Beverly Hines (Meridian), Kalin Amende (Meridian), Edson Andrade. Front row - Brianne Scott, Olivia Ngadjui. Not pictured Anna James Krzemieniecki (Meridian)
Hi! I’m Kalin Amende, and I am a second-year doctoral student at the ISU-Meridian campus. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience here at ISU, and I feel incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to learn and grow within this counselor education program. Prior to starting the doctoral program here, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Addiction Studies at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID. I then graduated with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at ISU-Meridian in May of 2018. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate experiences, I was fortunate enough to have worked with several different populations in an array of clinical settings. However, I found that I am primarily interested in working with college students and/or individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. As of now, my research interests include identity development in young adulthood, counselor development, and the utilization of creative means in counselor education and counseling.
When I am not involved in school activities, I can usually be found spending time with the wonderful people around me. My self-care usually involves getting active in any way I can – whether that be a walk outside or an hour at the gym. I look forward to what this year has in store, and I am open to any conversation/questions that you may have.
Hi friends! I’m Edson. I feel privileged to be a part of this group as a second-year doc student at ISU. I come to Pocatello from Southern California, but I am originally from Veracruz, Mexico. My educational experience includes receiving a BA in Psychology from Cal-State San Bernardino and an MS in Counseling from Cal-State Fullerton. My clinical experience includes providing counseling services to youth in a community setting as well as college students in a university setting. I cherish my clinical and educational experiences as they have helped me develop as a professional and as an individual.
My experiences have also sparked professional interests in promoting the success of historically underrepresented students in higher education by addressing their mental health, developmental, and academic needs. Specifically, I am interested in practices—like counseling and mentorship—that foster the wellbeing of first-generation immigrants and minority male students.
In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new foods, and giving my unwavering support to the Lakers. I hope to continue growing in new ways this year at ISU. I encourage to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Hi! I’m Beverly Hines and I am a second year doc student at ISU’s Meridian campus. Originally from Southern Cal, I attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where I earned a BA in Psychology. At California State University, San Bernardino, I earned a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology but during that program I realized that what I really wanted to do was counseling. I earned my master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology in 1992 and became a licensed professional counselor in Idaho in 2014. I enjoy working with adults and children using a variety of modalities—individual, couple, family, group, and play therapy. One of the highlights of the doc program for me is getting to participate in the supervision of new counselors-in-training as they develop their skills—it is a joy to be on that journey with them. My main research interest centers on elements that create a strong supervisory alliance. Outside of school, I’m highly involved in the Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association. I just finished my term as president of the association and as past-president I look forward to continuing to facilitate the peer consultation groups that we started this year.
For fun, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, three adult children, and two cats; participating in my faith community; playing tennis; dancing; and reading (I’m particularly fond of the fantasy genre). If you are curious about the program, or have questions about what it is like to live in the Meridian/Boise area, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Hello! My name is Anna! I’m excited to be a second-year doc student here at ISU in Meridian. I often get asked where I’m from, which as it turns out has a complicated answer! In short – I’m a California native who calls Florida home. I went to college in Ellensburg, WA and moved from Tacoma to Idaho a few years ago! Living in so many parts of the country has given me an interest in traveling and getting to know local cultures, especially through food, anywhere I go!
Thus far, my inquisitive nature has laid the foundation for countless life and educational experiences. In addition to a Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology, my curiosity and thirst for knowledge encouraged me to pursue a Master of Counseling degree in Clinical Mental Health and now a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Counseling.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the program!
Hello there! My name is Olivia Ngadjui, and I’m excited to start my second year in the Counselor Education and Counseling doctoral program at Idaho State University!
I am a native of southeast Washington DC with a Cameroonian background. My Bachelors is in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. I held several roles in student organizations and volunteered in the community while in Richmond that later led me to discover a passion for the counseling field. My Masters is in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington DC. I served as president of the Rho Theta chapter of Chi Sigma Iota and found my clinical experience working in intensive outpatient programs to be highly rewarding. I also have a background in education, teaching K-12 in various subjects, and supervising education initiatives.
The sky is the limit, so I will continue to build upon my areas of interests. So far, they include culturally sensitive inclusion practices for counselor education and in education for K-12, minority representation in counseling leadership, multicultural counseling, and social justice.
You can usually find me somewhere hiking in the community, traveling or keeping tabs on my five godchildren (four girls and a boy) on the east coast while here in Idaho. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hello! My name is Katie Sacco and I am excited to be entering into my 2nd year of doctoral studies in counselor education at ISU-Pocatello!
I was born and raised in Idaho and chose to complete my undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics in 2008. I spent the next 8 years moving frequently with my partner and working a variety of odd jobs (my personal favorite: professional dog walker in Hawaii, and, yes, I miss island living!). I graduated from ISU-Pocatello with my MCoun (focus in Student Affairs Counseling) in May. My interest in working with college-age students led me to work with ISU Counseling and Testing-Idaho Falls, ISU Career Center, and College of Eastern Idaho (formerly EITC). I especially enjoyed working with non-traditional students, first generation students, and students experiencing a satellite campus within the university system. My interest in counselor education began shortly after beginning the master's program as I was able to co-teach an undergraduate course in career and life planning.
My current research interests include military/veteran populations, cultural intersectionality, and creativity in counseling. I am also honored to be serving as an editorial assistant for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development as a way to give back to the profession.
In my free time, I spend as much time as I can with my dogs and horses. I enjoy reading, paddle boarding, traveling, and exploring new places and activities. I look forward to continuing my education with ISU and welcome any questions!
Hello all! My name is Brianne and I am very excited to be entering into my second year doctoral student at ISU- Pocatello.
I hail from the Midwest-Indiana to be more specific. Recently, I have graduated with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University in Indiana. While completing my Masters, I was given the opportunity to work with a variety of clinical populations. My past clinical experiences include working within a residential setting with adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional struggles while utilizing a DBT theoretical orientation. As well, I have worked with adults diagnosed with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders within a residential and outpatient setting. My areas of interest for research are fairly expansive but include the integration of existentialism when learning about the addictions population.
Outside of school, I enjoy reading fantasy novels, watching the latest movies, and playing with my 2 year old cat, Myrtle. I hope to be an asset to Idaho State’s doctoral program as both a student, supervisor, and educator. If you want to know more, please feel free to contact me!
1st Year Doctoral Cohort
Back row: Lindsay Vik, Seneka Arrington, Kelsey Sarasqueta-Allen (Meridian). Front row: Aishwarya Joshi (Meridian), Amirah Nelson
Hello! My name is Seneka Arrington and I am excited to begin my first year as a doctoral student at Idaho State University. Roar! Bengals Roar! I moved across country from the sunshine state of Florida. I am currently a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and looking forward to taking the next steps towards becoming a Professional Counselor and Educator.
I was born in San Diego, California to military parents and have one younger sister. My early childhood was a typical middle-class environment circa the 1980’s. In 1997 my family relocated to Japan, where I spent my coming-of-age years. Upon graduation in 2002 I was afforded the opportunity to attend the great Bethune-Cookman University. I proudly engaged as a member of the BCC Choir, Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society and Cheerleading Captain. I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Pre-Law. Excitedly, I then went on to obtain a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stetson University in 2010, graduating with a 3.9 GPA. In that same year Bishop Derek T. Triplett of Hope Fellowship Church licensed me as a minister. There was definitely a plan for my life that was beyond what I had imagined.
My academic and field experiences have allowed me to become well versed in marriage and family therapy, mental health, and school counseling. I am certified in Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) and PREPARE/ENRICH. I have served on the executive board of the National Employment Counseling Association for eleven (11) years in the roles of graduate student representative, secretary/treasurer, President, and Past President. As an active member of the American Counseling Association, I am a current appointee of the Governing Council.
My professional interests include employment counseling, group work, the college student population and the homeless population. I am looking forward to learning and growing here at ISU. I take pride in being a daughter, sister and friend. My hope is that with God’s help and through program and community contributions Lives will be forever changed.
My name is Aishwarya Joshi, a.k.a Ash and I am a first year doctoral student. I am from India, where I received my Bachelor in Arts degree (majors: Psychology, English Literature and Journalism). I received my Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice & Forensic Psychology from Tiffin University (Tiffin, Ohio) in 2014 and Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Heidelberg University (Tiffin, Ohio) in 2019. My professional areas of interest includes, multiculturalism/diversity, global mental health, trauma informed care, LGBTQ+ and immigrant/refugee mental health.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, participating in mud races, dancing and attending pop/rock and k-pop concerts. I am honored and excited to be a part of this amazing program and look forward to start this new adventure!
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Hi! My name is Amirah and I am a first-year doc student here at ISU. Originally from Atlanta, GA, I came here by way of Newport, RI, the Ocean State. Let’s see, I have my Bachelor’s in both Psychology and Biology with a concentration in pre-medicine from the Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Also, I have my Master’s in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University in Newport. Additionally, I have certificates of advance graduate studies in clinical mental health and the expressive & creative arts. My clinical experiences consisted of providing services to individual, family, and couples across various populations. Over the past 3 years, I have gained an interested in working with clients who struggle with addiction, who have co-occurring disorders even though I have a passion for working with those who have trauma. I would say these experiences have helped shape me into the woman I am today, both personally and professionally. Here in our program, I will continue to develop and explore my identity as a future counselor educator from my peers, professors, others, and my own experiences.
Although I try to be knowledgeable and keep abreast on various topics in the counseling field, my areas of interests are: multicultural and social justice perspectives, intergenerational trauma, and advocacy topics. I find myself drawn towards working with minorities, marginalized and those who come from oppressed backgrounds. Due to my intersectionality and experiences, I am primarily interested in working with and within the Black community, specifically women of color.
In my spare time, I am usually spending time with those I love (family & friends), particularly my daughter, Laila sharing and enjoying corny/bad jokes and puns. Those who know me, know I love being silly, laughing, and never miss an opportunity to turn down food! As far as TV shows go, I relish watching Anime, catching up on shows (e.g. Grey’s Anatomy and American Horror Story). So, If you have any questions please reach out to me! I would love to hear and/or chat with you about our program.
Hi! My name is Kelsey, and I am enthusiastic to begin my first year as a doctoral student at Idaho State – Meridian.
I am originally from the central valley of California and have resided in the Boise area since 2011. Since that time, I completed a BA in Multi-Ethnic Studies, BS in Psychology, and minor in Basque Studies from Boise State University. Recently, I completed an MS in Counseling (Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling) from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Currently, I serve as the Public Policy & Legislation Chair for the Idaho Counseling Association and Idaho Mental Health Counseling Association. Professionally, my research interests and clinical experiences include rural mental health, college counseling, abortion rights activism, spirituality, advocacy, public policy, and gender discrepancies in counseling leadership.
Outside of counseling, I enjoy being involved in the local Basque community, working in a bakery, and backpacking. I am very excited to be apart of this program - please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Hey all! My name is Lindsay and I’m starting my 1st year of doctoral studies in counselor education and supervision at Idaho State University!
I was born and raised in South Dakota, which is where I completed my bachelors degree in human development and family studies, with a minor in psychology. After graduation, I moved to Omaha, Nebraska to complete my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While in Omaha, I worked in several environments that gave me a variety of experiences. I spent time working at a behavioral center for young children, as a foster care specialist for the greater Omaha area, as well as the counseling department, which allowed me to work with prospective counseling students. Clinically, I have worked with folks across the lifespan; however, much of my work has been with college students. I was a board member for our CSI chapter, Upsilon Nu Omicron, and loved working with fellow classmates and the community to promote mental health and counseling. While I’m hoping to continue exploring interests, my current professional interests include creative interventions in counseling and supervision, resilience and trauma, interpersonal patterns, and identity development in young adults.
To balance the demands of academia, you can usually find me in the outdoors hiking, camping, or paddling. I’m usually enjoying this with with my partner, our dog and our two cats (they don’t partake in the paddling). I also love traveling and exploring new places and cultures, spending time with friends and family, and reading fantasy novels while knitting at home. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about the program!