Tre’Ana Payton, a 2010 graduate of Lorain County Early College High School checked in to give us an update on where she’s at now!
After graduation I went to Bowling Green State University (BGSU) to pursue a Bachelors degree in Psychology. During my three years there I spent much of my time hitting the books, of course, and working a part time job on campus. I also joined BGSU’s undergraduate Psychology Association also known as Psi Chi. With my time there I was able to connect with other fellow undergraduate psychology students while gaining new and exciting knowledge about the field and various opportunities. I also joined BGSU’s Health & Wellness Connection where I had the chance to join other students in promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
After graduating from BGSU in August of 2013 I decided to take a year off from school to gain some necessary experience within the field. In September of 2013 I was hired as a Family Service Worker for the Lorain County Community Action Agency under the Head Start Program. During my position as a Family Service Worker I was able to work with children and families from very diverse backgrounds. I soon realized that I wanted to return back to school to pursue a Masters in Social Work.
I am now entering my second and final year as a Master’s student and I am expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2016. Eventually my goal is to work within the aging population to be able to provide the resources and support that many elderly individuals unfortunately lack.
Looking back at my time at Lorain County Early College High School, I can definitely say that I was able to benefit from the program in many ways. Not only from the program itself but from the great people who kept students on track throughout the years. The skills and behaviors that I learned at Lorain County Early College High School continue to prepare me for success as a student today.