3rd Year Doctoral Cohort
Vincent Marasco, Jehan Hill, Katie Muirhead, Sarah Baquet
My name is Sarah and I am a third-year doctoral student here at ISU. I was born and raised in Long Island, New York. I earned my MS in clinical mental health counseling at Long Island University. I earned a BS in psychology from State University of New York at Cortland. In New York, I was a private mental health therapist working with children, adolescents, families and couples. I also was involved in teaching for a non-profit after-school program in Manhattan called Liberty LEADS; this program empowered youth to attain higher education and embrace leadership engagement. Clinically, I have experience working in inpatient, outpatient and residential programs with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
My current research interests include various areas within a social justice, critical and multicultural frameworks; attachment and social psychology; as well as leadership and career development. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time! I would love to discuss the program and my experience joining the Department of Counseling.
Hello! My name is Jehan Hill and I am a third-year doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education program at ISU. I was born in Ontario, Canada but lived most of my life in Arizona. I graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (Diversity in Language and Learning). After graduation, I moved to Ohio where I received my master's degree in School Counseling from Kent State University. Throughout my educational career, I have worked in schools located in predominantly urban areas. One of these experiences includes counseling in a charter school funded by United Disability Service. I was given the privilege to work with a diverse adolescent student population and help facilitate their emotional, academic, and career development. This experience inspired my research interest in how to best support at-risk youth within the school system. Additional research interests include counseling self-efficacy, advocacy, social justice, and multi-ethnic identity development.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Hello! I'm Vincent, a third-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling at ISU. I'm originally from Omaha, Nebraska, where I received my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Through my clinical experiences, I've worked with individuals ranging from adolescents on the autism spectrum to college students in the university setting to working with adults with co-occurring disorders. I currently work at a community agency providing outpatient counseling for adults and families. My academic and research interests include sexual health and well-being, feminist theory, aging populations, counselor competencies, identity development in young adults, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ populations. I have taught human sexuality courses for more than two years, and am working towards certification as a Certified Sex Therapist and Educator through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). On the lighter side, I enjoy the relaxing joys of fiber arts, as well as hosting dinner parties. If you have any questions or would like more information about applying to the ISU counseling program, please feel free to contact me!
Hello, my name is Katie and I am a third year doctoral student at ISU. Originally I am from Massachusetts where I got my bachelor's and master's degrees in clinical psychology, with a minor in crime law and justice. My clinical experience centers around substance abuse and mental health counseling with adults and in working with adults and children with special needs/developmental delays. Additionally, I have had the privilege of working with and advocating for individuals who have been incarcerated. My research interests include spirituality and religion in counseling, addictions and incarceration, scholarship instruction for master level clinicians, as well as leadership and advocacy within counseling. I enjoy reading, playing the piano/ukulele, hiking, and gardening, and traveling at any opportunity. I am now in the dissertation writing phase of my doctoral program and am looking forward to completing my degree this year. If you have any questions about the program or doctoral study, please feel free to contact me.
2nd Year Doctoral Cohort
Tim Hakenewerth, Camille Frank, William Lane, Tessa Price (Meridian)
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 start my second 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. 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, too.
My professional interests include counselor development, the impact of career experience on this development, couples and systems work, group work, and the college student population. I also look forward to being more involved in service and leadership in counseling and counselor education this year. 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 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Counselor Education and Counseling program here at Idaho State University. I am very excited to continue my education in the counseling field.
I graduated in May of 2017 with my M.Coun. with a major in school counseling from ISU, and I believe that I have grown a lot as a professional. I have had a variety of experiences since moving to Pocatello. During my master’s program I had the opportunity to intern at New Horizon Center which is the local alternative school. I also was a counselor-in-training at the department’s Pocatello Counseling Clinic, and then during the summer of 2016 I was able to be a part of the Interprofessional Intensive Stuttering Clinic.
I am currently working at the Child Advocacy Center here in Pocatello called Bright Tomorrows where I counsel children who have been victims of sexual abuse. I am the Idaho Counseling Association’s Professional Standards Chair where I work with other leaders in the state to make sure our continuing education is in line with NBCC policies.
I am originally from Northern California and moved here to Idaho back in 2010 to go to a religious school called BYU-Idaho where I received my B.S. in Sociology. I lived in South Africa for two years prior to moving to Idaho and loved getting to know the people of that country. Some of my passions are multicultural competencies in counseling and educating others about my culture, the counseling profession, and the process we all go through as we become counselors. My dissertation topic is the experience of shame in supervision.
I love playing volleyball and other sports, making new friends, being involved in the community, and dancing. I am an active member of my religion and hold it as something very special and integral to my being. Please reach out to me if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! I’m Tessa Price, and I am so excited to be starting my second 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.
1st Year Doctoral Cohort
Back Row: Linsdale Graham, Katie Sacco, Kalin Morley (Meridian), Beverly Hines (Meridian), Edson Andrade.
Front Row: Anna Krzemieniecki (Meridian), Olivia Ngadjui, Brianne Scott
Hi! I’m Edson. I feel privileged to be a part of this group as a first-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. I have clinical experience providing individual, family, and group counseling to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. I cherish my clinical and educational experiences as they have helped me develop as a professional and as an individual. I hope to continue growing in new ways as I develop an identity as a counselor educator at ISU. On my personal time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, trying new foods, and giving my unwavering support to the Lakers. Please feel comfortable to contact me if you have any questions!
Hello! I am an international student born and raised in the beautiful country of Belize. I am very excited and honored to be a part of the ISU first year cohort.
I recently completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Bridgewater State University. Prior, I completed my Bachelors degree in Psychology and Political Science from the University of The West Indies, in Barbados. Both experiences provided rich opportunities to interact and collaborate with various populations and across the school and clinical setting. These opportunities highlighted the importance of representation within the Counseling profession and ignited my desire to further contribute to the development.
Some of my areas of interest include: Social Justice, Advocacy, Mentorship, Multiculturalism in Counseling and Trauma. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach and listening to music.
Hi! I’m Beverly Hines and I am excited to be a first year student in ISU’s Counselor Educator program at the Meridian campus. Originally from Southern Cal, I attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and obtained a BA in Psychology. At California State University, San Bernardino, I earned a master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology in 1992. Licensed in Idaho in 2014, I have enjoyed working with adults and children three years old and up using a variety of modalities—individual, couples, family, group, and play therapy. The clinical population I have worked with has included a significant number of clients who came to the US as refugees. This has facilitated my interest in cross-cultural counseling and trauma-informed treatment. Another significant interest of mine are the changes occurring in the counseling field and the importance of feedback informed therapy. While I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a clinician, I am very excited to segue into working with master’s students and joining them on their journey of becoming counselors.
For balance in my life, I enjoy hanging out with my husband and three young adult children, petting my two cats, participating in my faith community, eating out, reading fantasy and science fiction books, and playing tennis. 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 first-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!
Hi! I’m Kalin, and I am a first-year doctoral student here at ISU. I am so excited to begin my journey here, and I feel incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to learn and grow within this counselor education program. 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 Mental Health Counseling here 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 different 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 and counselor development. I look forward to really diving in to my research interests further this coming year!
When I am not involved in school activities, I can usually be found spending time with my partner, family, fur baby, and close friends. 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 my experience here, and I am open to any conversation/questions that you may have.
Hello there! My name is Olivia Ngadjui, and I’m excited to start my first 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 the 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 trauma and its effects on emotional prevalence, emotional responses across cultures, multicultural counseling, and social justice.
You can usually find me somewhere on an adventure with a book or facetiming my four goddaughters while here in Idaho. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out!
Hello! My name is Katie Sacco and I am thrilled to be entering into my 1st 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 husband and working a variety of odd jobs (my personal favorite: professional dog walker in Hawaii, and, yes, I miss island living!). My interest in counseling began while I was volunteering as an Ombuds(wo)man for my husband's Naval command. After my husband completed his naval service we returned to Idaho, where I was able to begin working towards my dream of becoming a counselor.
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. I have a passion for working with students to achieve their goals. My current research interests focus heavily on working with the military and veteran populations, LGBTQ+ populations, cultural intersectionality, career counseling, and equine assisted therapy.
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 begin as a first 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!
Pocatello, ID 83209-8120
921 South 8th Ave., Stop 8120
Pocatello, ID 83209-8120
Mailing and Physical Address:
Meridian Health Science Center
1311 East Central Drive
Meridian, ID 83642
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