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Sagar LadSagar Lad

New Jersey
Rutgers
Clinical Psychology PsyD
Class of 2018
sagar_lad@williamjames.edu

Hello Future William James Student,

My name is Sagar Lad, but everyone here at William James calls me "Sag" for short. You normally can find me on campus sitting at my table ("I already called dibs") when coming up the stairs from the atrium. If not there, I usually am supporting the myriad of extracurricular activities that we have on campus such as the Student Coordinating Committee, Neuropsychology Club, WJC Workout Club, etc. I currently run WJC's workout club, so if you are up for a mental and physical awakening, come out and join.

So a little information about me: I am from New Jersey, otherwise known as the Garden State. I attended Rutgers University for my undergraduate degree, "GO SCARLET KNIGHTS!!" At Rutgers, I majored in biology, with a passion to become a physician. This passion for medicine lead me on a three year journey through medical school only to realize my passion was deeper rooted in mental health and behavioral neurology. I could have been a psychiatrist, or a neurologist, but I knew it just was not my cup of tea to drink. So I quickly changed my career goals and switched over to clinical psychology. I did my Masters at Capella University in Clinical Psychology and its here where I discovered my passion for Neuropsychology and Geropsychology.

So now that brings me to William James College. I'm currently a second-year student in the Neuropsychology and Geropsychology concentrations and loving every decision I made to restart my career. WJC as we call it, is a great multicultural, diverse, and opportunity driven community. Your ideas and creativity are more than just neuronal processes in the subconscious, because the amount of supervision and learning one receives from your professors, supervisors, and mentors help create this neurological "big bang." Do not get me wrong, the course work and practicum experience can be stressful, but if you are hungry for the journey, the experience and the tools are within your reach.

New students, I suggest that regardless of your experience and training to wipe that hard-drive clear because you want to be able to soak up every bit of experience. My first year involved learning not only about my patients, but more so the practitioner-scholar I intended to be for the next several years to come.

Good Luck and Happy Studying,