Rina Langlie is an outpatient chemical health intern at Vinland’s site in Minneapolis. She is a Psychology major at the University of Minnesota, where she is also working towards her Licensed Alcohol and Drug Certificate (LADC). She is expected to graduate in December.
Why are you interested in your field of study?
I have been in recovery for four years and I wanted to give back to the people that helped me change my life around and to help others.
Why were you interested in an internship at Vinland?
I heard a lot of great things but I didn’t know that much about it before. After accepting, someone told me it was the “Google of treatment centers,” so this is a really great opportunity for me.
What are your goals after graduation?
To work for a year and then go back to school for my LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors).
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In the summer I love to go swimming. In the winter I go snowboarding.
What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been?
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you meet?
Billie Joe Armstrong – I love Green Day
What is your spirit animal?
A fish – I’m obsessed with swimming. I think I was a fish in a past life.
What is your favorite book, movie, and/or TV show?
TV – the Simpsons (I’ve watched it since I was a kid)
What song best describes your life?
“You Drive Me Crazy” by Britney Spears because everything in my life drives me crazy