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Graduate Student Q&A with Katelyn Loogman

Kaitlyn Loogman, CYFS graduate student
Katelyn Loogman, CYFS graduate student

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.