Meet Kristin - The Resilience, Well-being and Mental Health Featured Student

Authored By: wells438 11/11/2022

Resilience, Well-being and Mental Health

Achieving an ongoing balance among all of the elements that contribute to a robust and productive life is a skill that can be acquired through education and practice. Helping others find ways to integrate body, mind and spirit in healthy activities is an exciting and innovative career opportunity for many UMR students.

Kristin Tretell

Kristin Tretell, ‘18

Resilience, Well-being and Mental Health
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Anoka, MN

Why did you choose to come to UMR? Many things about UMR stood out to me while choosing a college. The first was the specificity of courses that lead to the BSHS degree. All the courses that I would be taking could be applied to my major and degree. I also felt that with UMR’s small class size, I could build relationships and community, something I value.

How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? My capstone allowed me to gain a new passion. Going into my Capstone, I was preparing to continue onto Physician Assistant school. I gained a sense of purpose and realization that counseling and therapy is what I am meant to do.


Learn more about Kristin's experience and learn more about UMR's Pathways.