Featured Student: Ashton Choma

Ashton Choma is majoring in Psychology and Human Development with an emphasis in Brain, Behavior, and Health, and Mental Health. She plans to graduate in May of 2021.

Why did you major in Psychology and Human Development? I originally started off as a psychology major because my high school AP Psych teacher was the best and she inspired me to follow my passion! I love everything about psychology and it’s something I know I can use everyday from now into the future to help those around me! 

What are your plans after graduation? My plan after graduation is to work with people who deal with eating disorders and help them get back on track! 

What academic experience or accomplishment are you most proud of? The academic experience I am most proud of has to be working with Camp Lloyd, this year will be my third year with the program and second as Head Buddy. Working in a childhood grief camp was something I was intimidated by at first, but it has turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences thus far.

What single thing do you hope to accomplish at UWGB before graduating? Going off of my last question, I’m hoping to run a “normal” camp this year! Last summer, Camp Lloyd was virtual and we didn’t get to pair up with any children, so I’m hoping this year as Head Buddy we’ll be able to work with children face to face, because it’s a lot more fun that way! Plus who doesn’t love to be outside for camp! 

What do you do for fun? Some things I love to do for fun is anything artsy, I love painting and I also love making jewelry! I started my own Etsy shop a few months ago so it’s something that keeps me busy and I truly enjoy doing! I’ve also found running to be a great stress reliever lately! 

What else do you want people to know about you? If you were to tell me when I was starting college I would end up where I am today, I would have never believed you! I have had so many amazing opportunities from being a University Student Ambassador to having amazing internships like Camp Lloyd or the Foxview Alternative Lunch Program to being on the Exec Board for my sorority. If I could go back and give myself a piece of advice, I would say to go out and try new things sooner! I am so thankful for all of these opportunities I’ve been given and I wish I could have more time to still do all of it! 

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