I have Bachelor degrees in History and Literature from American University, a Master's degree in Social Work from Portland State University, and recently completed a second Master's degree in Public Anthropology at American University. My Anthropology Master's thesis was titled: " Torture Inside: Racial Punishment and the COVID-19 Tragedy at ICA-Farmville" It is a solidarity project with the Virginia activist group Free Them All Virginia documenting the 2020 COVID outbreak at ICA-Farmville from the perspective of the migrants. I hold an LCSW-C license in Maryland and am a board approved clinical social work supervisor and hold an LCSW license in CT. I have 18 years' experience in social work in the areas of domestic and sexual violence, homeless services, and criminal public defense. I was privileged to work for a decade with teenagers living in foster care in Baltimore City. I am currently a clinician in the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program at the Harford CPA site. I am a volunteer in Pit Bull dog rescue and farm animal rescue.
Education & Training
- MAAmerican University, Public Anthropology (2023)
- MSWPortland State University, Social Work, Community-Based Practice (2006)
- BAAmerican University, History/Literature (2002)