I am a professional woman striving to be my best as a clinician, professor, researcher, mentor, mom and friend. My colleagues, students and friends know me as an optimistic, energetic and driven person who loves helping people believe in themselves and find the best in themselves.
- Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri St. Louis (2008)
- Master in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis (2012)
- Doctorate in Education from George Washington University - DC (in process-student)
- Clinical Research Assistant at Washington University School of Medicine.
- Education Coordinator at a regional medical center.
- Clinical Social Worker in academic medical centers solving complex patient issues from pediatrics to geriatrics in Richmond.
- Teaching BSW and MSW students on clinical practice, social justice, research methods and statistics (2017-present).
- Serving as lecturer, presenter and panelist at Inter-professional events.
- Leading empowerment sessions of diverse teams in guided self-reflection and self-empowerment skills that foster benefits from the micro level of the individual team member to the macro level of the organization.
- Working to use multiple teaching strategies with the goal of improving team performance, increase team well-being and advance care to those we serve.
- Strengthening individuals at each level with the basis of thought that "healthy individuals create healthy teams/groups which then create healthy organizations/communities".
My personal slogan for my life is: Be Bright, Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!