“My name is Edna Sanchez, I’m from South Oklahoma City and a Junior Psychology major.

I grew up in the Nazarene church, but often felt like I was being pulled back and forth between school and the church. From the beginning, I didn’t have any idea I would be attending Southern Nazarene University. However, I quickly found myself enrolling and enjoying all of the memories I started to make here.

The psychology department has truly been a blessing to me. Psychology is something I am overwhelmingly passionate about. I love learning about how our mind is created and the ways in which people process their thoughts and how their experiences shape the ways in which they think. The professors want you to achieve success and assist you in your journey along they way.

Where I grew up, we didn’t have time to think about how we felt. At SNU, my experience has been different. They dive deeper into your actual emotions and are genuinely concerned about your well being. Vulnerability is important to me because when you are vulnerable with people, you get to know them on a deeper level. You aren’t just having surface level conversations.

I am wanting to go into childhood psychology. I want to work with children whose home life has been detrimental to their development. I desire to be the person I wish I would have had when I was younger. This field is a ministry opportunity, and my dream would be to morph it with my passion for psychological health. I believe that psychology embodies the very reason I am here. ”