Sarah Malone is a first-year master’s student in the Rehabilitation Counseling program.

Where is your hometown?

I am originally from Fort Wayne, IN.

Where did you obtain your bachelor’s, and what were your major(s)?

I attended Ball State and got my bachelor’s in Psychological Science.

What first interested you in psychology?

I originally took a high school class and was blown away by how intricate the human brain was. I loved learning about personality theory and understanding how we perceive things.

Why did you choose Ball State?

Ball State was still somewhat close to home, and I really loved the campus.

What do you think of your experience at Ball State as an MA student so far? 

So far, I really enjoy it. Going into my second semester, I believe I have found my footing and started to fight some of that imposter syndrome.

What are your future plans and career goals?

I am getting a masters in counseling, and that is all I honestly know for right now. I think many populations are interesting, but I am not quite sure which suits me best. I am grateful for the opportunity of practicum and internship, so that I can understand where I am meant to be.

What are a few of your favorite hobbies?

I really love reading, baking, and music!

What food could you not live without?

Definitely cheese. I think almost every dish can be made better with cheese.

What’s your favorite TV show currently?

Recently I have been loving Modern Family.

What’s something about you that people would be surprised to know?

I was actually president of the Quidditch team (now known as “quadball”) on campus in my undergrad.

How do you practice self-care?

I love going on walks with my fiancé and our dog and ending my day with a good book.