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Twisting the Plot

Oct 5, 2021

Lori McAndrew has been waiting for a long time. 

But now she waits no more. 

At 57 she is pursuing her doctoral degree which she plans to finish when she is 60.

Listen as Lori shares her journey to this point, the struggles, the obstacles, the triumphs and… the waiting…

Lori, a Twisting the Plot 12 in 12 group member, discusses her project: a dissertation on ageism. 

There’s a lot to talk about, and it’s all worth the wait.



Lori McAndrew is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. She is pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Oregon State University and is an Adjunct clinical supervisor for the Mental Health and Wellness Center at Molloy College. Her research interests include creative pedagogy in counselor education, multicultural counseling competence, and ageism. In addition to her academic pursuits and clinical profession, Lori is a Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend.