I graduated with my Ph.D. in Counselor Education from James Madison University in May of 2020 and I earned my M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health & Addiction Counseling from the College of William and Mary in 2017. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in the state of Colorado and a National Certified Counselor. Professionally, I am passionate about bringing topics of multiculturalism, social justice, and trauma-informed care to life through clinical work, teaching, advocacy, and mentorship.
My greatest passions and research interests entail social justice and the liberation of racial and ethnic minoritized groups. Specifically, I study and engage in advocacy related to race-based trauma, anti-Blackness, undue police violence, cyber hate, and abolition.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are central to who am I and the various work that I do across my professional roles. As an educator, I support students in learning how to materialize these abstract concepts to create meaningful change in the lives of others. As a researcher, I actively study these concepts with the intent of promoting safety and belonging for people who are marginalized.