Trinity Rammel | Photo provided by Trinity Rammel | The Wright State Guardian
Wright State University (WSU) senior and psychology major Trinity Rammel will finish out her third year of college in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Rammel balances being an essential worker and a full-time college student despite the stress that it brings.
Psychology and sociology
Rammel will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. Though her plans changed from middle school education and forensic psychology, the main goal is to now become a school psychologist.
“I don’t think we focus enough on mental health. It’s so much easier if you are able to address issues earlier and help them,” said Rammel.
Rammel decided to go into psychology and sociology because they were the two topics that always kept her interested, no matter what the subcategory.
According to Rammel, she intends to either go to graduate school at Miami University or the University of Dayton after graduation in the Spring or working in health services.
Rammel works at Gels IGA, a grocery store located in St. Henry, OH. She has balanced education and jobs ever since her sophomore year of high school.
“If you don’t have time management skills then it would be very hard, but I’ve been doing it for such a long time that I’ve gotten used to the push and pull,” said Rammel.
Throughout her college education, Rammel looked to her mother for inspiration. Lisha Rammel encourages her daughter to finish out college with a bachelor’s degree at age 21.
“It’s nice being able to go to college and have my family be proud of me, even if I feel like sometimes I’m not doing anything special,” said Rammel. “It’s nice getting the recognition from my family.”
Though Rammel can balance her college work and her job, the past few years have not been easy. By taking summer courses online, Rammel is graduating a year early.
According to Rammel, taking online classes in the summer has helped prepare her for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it brought to her college education.
While Rammel claims she is well versed in teaching herself online, she has found her senior year difficult.
“I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my last semester or if it’s the world exploding around me, but this semester has been the worst by far,” said Rammel.
However, Rammel is excited to finish the semester strong and graduate from WSU as the second person in her family to do so.