My name is Maggie Hiniker. P.E.A.S.E. Academy introduced me to true fulfillment and a second chance at life. Upon graduation from P.E.A.S.E., I pursued a degree in psychology at Augsburg College. I’m currently in the last stretch of completing my doctorate in occupational therapy at St. Katherine’s. I recently finished a 12-week clinical rotation at the U of M hospital working with solid organ transplant and surgical/trauma patients.
On January 11th I began a 12-week rotation at Regions hospital in their inpatient mental health program. During my gap year between undergraduate and graduate school (2017-2018), I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work at P.E.A.S.E. assisting students with online learning, a learning format that has a different significance in 2021. I have a dog named Bernie who I adore and am surrounded by loving friends and family. Many of my current friendships began at P.E.A.S.E. This school truly gave me life and continues to be a significant part of my life. I will be completing my doctorate project at P.E.A.S.E. Academy, the details of which will remain confidential right now, so stay tuned!
One of the most significant things that P.E.A.S.E. gave me was arguably my favorite human to ever walk this earth, Tyler Herman (the cutie in the photo with me from P.E.A.S.E. prom). Tyler passed in October 2019, but his love and memory will forever be close to my heart. He was a true P.E.A.S.E. veteran, having attended all 4 years of high school there! I am so lucky to be a part of the P.E.A.S.E. community! P.E.A.S.E. Academy was the turning point in my life. Life is wild, but full of amazing opportunities and I am so grateful for every single one.