Meet the 2012 Awardees
California State University, Northridge
As the daughter of a parent with bipolar disorder, Corie Lee Loiselle knows about the stigma associated with mental illness, and has seen and experienced the profound impact that it can have on individuals and their families. Her ambition is to make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering from the disorder.
In 2009, Corie graduated magna cum laude with her BA in psychology from California State University, Northridge. Today, she is a graduate student in the joint School Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy masterís program at CSU Northridge. Corie has interned at schools and community mental health agencies working with diverse clients. She is currently working on her masterís thesis, which will examine issues related to reducing the stigma of mental illness and the promotion of positive mental health.
After completing her masterís degree, Corie will pursue licensure as a marriage and family therapist. She then hopes to pursue a PhD program in counseling psychology and eventually work as an educator, researcher, and clinician.