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Cheryl Guess

#27 Cheryl Guess, Student
(Clinical Psychology)

My husband and I moved to the Coachella Valley as part of the team constructing the Banning Correctional Facility in 1998. For 17 years I worked with my husband in our architecture firm as a project manager, overseeing contracts, preparing taxes, and running the office.

My life changed and I found myself at College of The Desert. I love being back in school and learning something every day. I’m older and in college again, but hey, better late than never. Without COD I couldn’t have started over. I’m lucky that I don’t have to work full-time thanks to a Pell Grant and BOG Waiver. I've got a couple of professors that really make you think. I hope to transfer and want to pursue my master’s in clinical psychology. I hope to return to the valley to open my own practice and do that until the day I die.