“I hope to leave the world better than I found it”
Feminist Killjoy, Human Rights Activist, Tired of the BS
Professionally: I am a Program Manager for a local nonprofit that assists individuals with arrest and conviction records in finding resources like employment, housing, counseling, etc. I manage our Youth Empowerment Program which is a life-skill based program for at-risk, justice-involved youth in earning their high school equivalency diplomas and teach them basic life skills such as employment skills as well as social/emotional skills. My prior work history is in the mental health and social services sphere as a Mental Health Professional for adults with severe mental illnesses. I am certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition, I have completed roughly 115 hours of training since July 2020 in mental health, childhood adversities, virtual learning, leadership, and management.
I have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Human Services and Women's Studies and graduated in December of 2018 from Monmouth College. While enrolled, I was part of many different co-curricular groups including Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity, Blue Key Honors Society, Psi Chi Honors Society, Order of Omega Honors Society, President of People of Change (Social Justice Organization), Senior Class President, and many more. I have completed two internships, one with Monmouth College's Student Affairs department as well as with Henry County Court Services where I worked mainly with their Domestic Violence, Sex Offender, and Juvenile Court Officers.
Personally: I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we live in Davenport, Iowa. We have four animals: 2 sweet (& stubborn) corgis and 2 amazing cats. In our free time, we enjoy watching tv, playing board games with our friends, and renovating our home. We are both passionate about intersectionality and activism.