Originally from Pittsburgh PA, I graduated with my BASW in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. I earned my MSW from Humboldt State University. I also hold a Drug & Alcohol Certification from the Community College of Allegheny County. While traveling with the Semester at Sea program during my undergraduate studies, I was astounded by and humbled from bearing witness to the devastating effects of poverty, corruption, colonization, and social injustice around the globe. I felt called to be of service for positive change in myself, my community, and the world at large.
My goal is to facilitate a view of the world through a social lens, to inspire my students to challenge the mechanics of oppression and marginalization and encourage them to take action against it, and to realize their full potential as social workers and as human beings.
I have experience with substance abuse counseling, community organizing, mental health counseling and case management, the homeless population, medical (hospital) social work, harm reduction modalities, and equine-assisted therapy, among others.