Grad of the Week: John Zachary Retodo

John Zachary Retodo

MCU is pleased to spotlight soon-to-be graduates from the Class of 2022.

What is your major?
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Graduate School Path

What are your hopes and plans after graduation?
I am going to graduate school for Master’s in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). I hope to become a clinical psychologist specializing in ABA and hopefully take my Ph.D.

What have you been involved in while at MCU?
I have not been involved much in MCU since Spring 2022 is my first in-person classes. But I would like to get involved with as many student activities when in-person classes start on February 7. I would like to be able to socialize with my fellow students and mentors. Get to meet my professors, other faculty members, and school staff in-person

What is your favorite memory of MCU?
My favorite memory of MCU is getting a trophy for Highest Grade in Social Psychology in Spring 2021.

What advice do you have for other students?
Get all the help you can get. “Just do it and never quit.”

What was your favorite experience at MCU?
My professors are excellent and I am motivated to study and do well in all my subjects. Also, the school staff and the tutoring staff are so helpful and accommodating.

What was your favorite class at MCU and why?
Psychology 337: Cognitive Psychology. This course is my favorite because it studies the higher mental functions of memory, thinking, language, and problem solving.

Who inspired you at MCU and why?
Laura Niemiec. She inspires me because she makes the things that seem impossible, possible through her help and guidance.