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Graduate Student Q&A with Heejae Chung

Heejae Chung, CYFS graduate student
Heejae Chung, CYFS graduate student

Name: Heejae Chung

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Program: School Psychology

Year: First year (just completed)

Project: Traineeship in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

What will you be doing with the project?

I am broadly learning about autism spectrum disorder.

How did you become interested in your field?

First, I thought about applying to special education, so the past couple years I took the prerequisites for it, including educational psychology courses. While doing that, I learned about school psychology and found the program to be broader in terms of helping students in need.

What are your career goals?

I want to work in a public elementary school. I think schools need more diverse educators, based on my experience.

What are some of your hobbies and interests?

Fishing, gardening, watching movies and catching up on Korean news.