Student Ambassador: Shayna Rahwan

Shayna Rahwan

Shayna Rahwan

Student Ambassador, Applied Behavior Analysis MA

Hometown Massachusetts
College University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, BA Psychology
Program Applied Behavior Analysis, MA
Class of 2022

My name is Shayna Rahwan and I am currently enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis MA program here at William James College. I received my bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a major in Psychology. Before and throughout my time here at WJC, I have worked at The League School of Greater Boston. 

What attracted me to William James College was how it emphasizes many different areas of Psychology. The Applied Behavior Analysis program at WJC gives me the opportunity to sit for the BCBA exam and the opportunity to a Licensed Behavior Analysist. So far, the professors in the ABA program have been extremely effective and have drastically extended my knowledge in the field, making me more successful at my current workplace. While my primary goal is to become a BCBA/LABA, I would eventually like to conduct research studies. While I am not at work or studying, I am spending time with my friends and my dog! 

My advice to first-year students attending WJC is to stay confident and remember why you entered the program you're in. Graduate school can be very intimidating, but WJC makes it very easy to learn and gain experience needed to be successful in your field. I also recommend reaching out to your professors, utilizing the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and your classmates as needed. Remember, your classmates are in the same boat you are in! Do not be afraid to reach out and have discussions!