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Sasha Cabin

Hi! My name is Sasha Cabin and I graduated from Skidmore College in 2020 with a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience. I spent the summer writing a manuscript with Professor Jardin and I am currently living in CT and in my first year of graduate school at Columbia University School of Social Work in pursuit of my Master of Social Work degree. My goal is to get my MSW degree and then eventually my LCSW to work in a private practice or school therapy setting. When I’m not in school, you can find me spending time with friends and family, riding my horse, or taking a Pure Barre class!

My biggest piece of advice to undergraduates is to value and put time into the friendships you form in college. As much as college is a time for academic exploration and learning, it is also a time for deep personal growth and the friends/relationships you form in college can be invaluable in living a fulfilling and happy life post-grad. Also, take the time to get to know your professors outside of the classroom; often students graduate college with no idea what they want to do and your professors have been in your shoes and can be extremely helpful in navigating the next steps.

A trick I wish I had learned earlier in college is that when you have the choice of studying for that exam for an extra hour, or doing something to take care of yourself (working out, going on a walk, dinner with friends, whatever makes you happy), always take the time for self-care. Chances are, that extra hour would not have made a difference and you simply cannot give 100% to your classes if you are not giving yourself that same care and attention.