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Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: Psychology w/Minor in Creative Writing
Class of 2017

Chyenne Daly ’17


What is your intended career path?
I plan on going to graduate school in Fall 2018 for clinical psychology. My intended career goal is to have my doctorate and become a psychiatrist, but first I will build experience by working at an outpatient facility as a counselor. I think I will specialize in trauma; the most exciting part for me will be having my own clients.

What factors helped you choose Southern Vermont College?
I chose SVC because it is a small school, and I wanted that one-on-one connection with my professors. I was also open to adapting to a new environment considering that I am from New York City. I am also a mountaineer scholar, so I received a financial aid package that was beneficial for me to pursue an education at this institution.

How would you describe your academic experience?
My academic experiences have been amazing! I’ve had wonderful connections with my professors and all the staff cares directly about each student. It is refreshing to know that there are people cheering me on throughout my journey.

Can you share a memorable experience?
In Fall 2017, I studied abroad in Spain. I feel very fortunate that this school provides opportunities like this one for students. A memorable experience that I will take away, however, is the relationship I built with my professors Will Hansen and Judith Herzberg. Both of them were huge motivational figures throughout my college experience. They took the time to discuss my future with me and showed an immense amount of care and support through times when I struggled with what to do next (grad school, internships, etc.). Having people in my life that actually care and will push me to my full potential is what I cherish the most and is a memory I will never forget.

Are there any notable accomplishments that you would like to share?
While in high school, I took college classes on weekends. I came to SVC with a semester of credits. I have been on the Provost List, I’m publishing a book, I’ve been a mentor for College Steps for two and a half years, and was even asked to take on the role as Lead Mentor.

Can you please provide us with a synopsis of your book?
In a small town of Long Island, a young overlooked girl named Katerine juggles being tormented at school and  her ill father. To make matters worse, she has just partnered with a popular guy for an English project. Things take a mysterious turn when she finds herself more into this guy than she expected. She becomes torn between this new fling and her father’s declining health, but shortly after she makes a discovery that turns the relationship she thought she had with her father on its head, will she be able to pick up the pieces of her life before it’s too late?

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