Asata McIntosh ’21, from South Bend, Indiana, turned her interest in the arts from her youth into a career aspiration.
“It was kind of my outlet when I was upset or just needed a little peace of mind. I realized, if that is what helped me when I was frustrated, upset, or down, then what would it do for other children as well,” questioned McIntosh. This revelation led her to pursue a degree in visual arts and psychology. “Ultimately, what I want to do is open up my own private practice centered around art therapy. I would like to work with younger children and teens who might not necessarily be able to express themselves verbally. So, through art, they can have their own creative expression.”