Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Margie's First Post!

First blog post….
Hi, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Margie and I am a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Psychology and Spanish. I joined the Peace Corps after that and taught environmental education in Spanish and Guarani to children in Paraguay. I am currently one semester away from graduating with my MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a certificate in psychiatric rehabilitation from Illinois Institute of Technology. I am taking my Certified Rehabilitation Counseling exam here in DC on July 9th! I have done work with veterans with psychiatric disabilities through the Supported Employment program at Hines Veteran Affairs Hospital.

I am currently interning at Rehabilitation Services Administration under the Department of Education. As a soon-to-be rehabilitation counselor, I am very excited about this assignment! We just finished a full week of orientation in which we met many people important to the disability movement.

Today was my first day at work. The day unfolded like many “first days of work” I have had throughout my life. I met many nice people, and I read a lot to get up-to-speed with the new assignment. And boy is the weather here in DC HOT!!!

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