Carey Link embraces her fighting spirit and charges on. The petite UAH alumna is blessed with a fierce determination to battle through any challenges put before her: including cerebral palsy and metastatic breast cancer. As an undergraduate at UAH, Link never wavered from her strong desire to earn a degree in psychology. She first became interested in psychology and counseling after taking a class in her junior year of high school. The former Army brat and civil servant is currently pursuing a master’s in professional counseling. "The greatest lesson I learned from my university education that has influenced and encouraged my career is that we must use knowledge to grow as people and be empowered to find our own solutions to problems," Link said.