First-Generation student to become therapist

Date: Tuesday, 8th February 2022

CCC Student Anna Brown studies in between classes at the Lone Tree Campus.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- She’s a student who enjoys learning.


Coconino Community College student Anna Brown, has decided to continue her education and get her Associate of Arts degree here at CCC. After she gets her degree, she plans to transfer to a four-year college, where she will major in Psychology and minor in Spanish. 


“I hope to be a therapist,” Brown said during the interview at the Lone Tree Campus. “Specifically focusing on eating disorders and treatment.”


The first of her family to pursue a college degree, Brown decided to come back to school after taking a couple of years off. She is taking her general education courses to complete her degree, along with some psychology electives. 


“I didn’t know who I was as an 18-year-old,” Brown said, adding that she always knew that she wanted to get more education and to have her associate degree. She’s still not 100 percent sure that this is the right path for her, but she is narrowing it down. 


During the pandemic, Brown said she realized she had an opportunity to go back to school and decided to act on it. An Arizona resident for over a year, Brown concluded CCC was the best choice because in-state tuition rates were an affordable option for her.   

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Story and photo by Courtney Maxwell

CCC PR and Marketing Intern



All Dates

  • Tuesday, 8th February 2022