Name: Katelyn Loogman
Hometown: Kearney, Nebraska
Program: School Psychology
Year: First year (just completed)
Project: School Psychology Specialization in Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
What will you be doing with the project?
I will be learning about the integral role school psychologists play in managing concussions in schools, including involvement in assessing baseline and post-injury functioning, progress-monitoring during recovery and facilitating a safe return to regular activity.
How did you become interested in your field?
Many of my family members are teachers, speech language pathologists and school psychologists, so I’ve had a lot of exposure to various roles in education. I became interested in working with students with concussions after a family friend sustained a life-altering traumatic brain injury.
What are your career goals?
I hope to work in a public school as a school psychologist and concussion management team leader.
What are you looking forward to?
I am looking forward to the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with concussion management teams in Lincoln Public Schools, and with professionals at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.
What are some of your hobbies/interests in your spare time?
In my spare time, I enjoy kickboxing, riding my bicycle and playing yard games with friends.