Arcadia University’s Grad Program in Counseling Inspires Mack ’18 ’23M to Work Within Underserved Communities
When Daniel Mack ’18 ’23M transferred to Arcadia University as an undergraduate in 2016, he was seeking an in-person education. And for the remainder of his undergraduate career, that’s what he got. In an ironic twist, when Mack returned to Arcadia in August of 2020 to pursue a Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Trauma: Clinical Bases of Treatment and Recovery, classes had shifted to a remote format due to COVID.
Nonetheless, he’s now a few months away from graduating and has big plans for the future.
“I’m entertaining the idea of PhD programs,” Mack said. “I believe there are a ton of areas within psychology and counseling that need to be researched. With my unique and overlapping identities I know I can bring a lot to the fields. Additionally, I would like to work within my Black, brown, and queer communities as they often go underserved within the counseling field. A major career goal of mine is to focus on affordability, accessibility, and representation during my time in the counseling field. I believe it to be of the highest importance. Lastly, I hope some art residences and/or fellowships are in the picture as well. I recently found the medium of ceramics and I absolutely love it.”
Other hobbies of Mack’s include traveling, experiencing new and interesting cultures, hiking, exploring nature, and–a recent addition–knitting.