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Hello everyone! My name is Whitney, and I am a student currently seeking to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. I will be graduating from Grand Valley State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in April 2017! I will be graduating with a degree in Psychology.

I began pursuing Child Life as a profession after my niece had a tonsillectomy.  My sister mentioned how they had a CCLS help them before and after surgery.  When she told me I should look into it, I got connected with a CCLS working with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. After gaining more insight and information, I decided I wanted to pursue this as my career.

I began this blog with the intent to spread more awareness of the field of Child Life and also to connect with other students as we move through this journey together.  We may be “competing” against one another for those placements, but we also want everyone to succeed! Child Life students are a sort of family. This is just one reason why I love Child Life.


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