I earned my BSW (2006) and MSW (2008) from Indiana University and my PhD (2016) from the University of Georgia. Throughout my career, I have worked extensively with children and families starting as a Family Case Manager and School Social Worker in Indianapolis, Indiana and as a Qualified Social Worker in London, England. I’ve also worked with immigrant and refugee children and their families as the Director of Research and Director of Clarkston Global Academy for the Center for Pan Asian Community Services located in Atlanta, Georgia. My research interests focus on improving treatment services through anti-oppressive practices for minoritized and historically underserved populations. Most recently, I employed an LGBTQ+ Needs Assessment of Southwest Alabama, one of the first studies explicitly assessing the physical and mental health needs of the queer community in that region. My hobbies include traveling, watching films, and hiking with my partner and golden doodle.