Jamie Stevens | Inspired to Dream Bigger
Jamie Stevens, master's student in Human Development Counseling, wants to counsel clients with developmental disabilities, a woefully underserved population. She has a special interest in autism. During her first semester at UIS, Jamie shared with her professor, Dr. Leigh Steiner, how little research had been done on counseling clients with autism. Dr. Steiner agreed and then said something that Jamie will never forget—that Jamie herself might be the person to pursue that research. "I had never thought of myself as someone who could do something of such importance," Jamie says. "Her confidence in me inspired me to believe in myself and dream even bigger." Dr. Steiner continues to inspire and guide Jamie on her academic and professional journey.
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