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Mary Hendriksen | Mar. 23, 2013 | Notre Dame Graduate School

Rae Lundy

When Notre Dame Counseling Psychology doctoral student Raé Lundy was an undergraduate at New Orleans’ Xavier University of Louisiana, she had what she calls a “defining moment.”

In her apartment on the morning of August 29, 2005—the day Hurricane Katrina struck—“I awoke terrified of losing it all—personal belongings, the opportunity to complete my undergraduate studies, friends, even, perhaps, my life. At the same time, part of my brain was riveted on analyzing the effects of this natural disaster on people’s psyches. As confusing and terrifying as that day was, I had a moment of clarity: ‘I have an instinctive passion for the study of psychology.’”

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