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Claire Nichols

Student Blogger


Hello all! My name is Claire Nichols and I hail from the beautiful state of Oregon. I’m currently in the process of earning my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I’ve had a passion for exploring the beauty, dignity and psychology of the human person for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t hard to figure out that counseling is my true calling, and ultimately, my dream job. Other interests of mine include being in nature (preferably in sight of mountains), dancing, trying new recipes, and spending quality time with those I love.

Schmiesing: Born in the Spirit

I grew up number three in a family of seven children. My parents met as students at Franciscan, married, and never left. I’ve always thought of myself as a ‘traditional Catholic”—no hand-raising, speaking in tongues, etc. All that was somewhat foreign, even though, as kids, we saw a great deal of charismatic worship on campus.