I have been leading trainings and professional development activities since 2005 in diverse grassroots, educational, and nonprofit settings.
I spent over a decade in agency-based social work practice. Much of my career was spent in court-based settings, where I led alternative to incarceration programs, for adolescents and adults. I launched new programs and led interdisciplinary teams. My focus has always been on bringing our organizational practices and polices into greater alignment with liberatory values.
I have taught at NYU and John Jay College. I founded the RISE: Social Work to End Oppression collective, a group of radical social workers that hosted social justice conferences and convenings in the NYC-area from 2009-2013.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Naropa University in Contemplative Psychology, with a concentration in Health and Healing. I received my MSW from the Silver School of Social Work at NYU, with a focus on Clinical Policy/Practice. I also completed advanced training in clinical supervision through Smith College.
I have received multiple awards for my work integrating social justice values into social service work, including being honored as an emerging social work leader by the National Association of Social Workers New York City Chapter. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York.
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York (#082942)
MSW, New York University, Silver School of Social Work
BA in Contemplative Psychology, Naropa University
Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Smith College School of Social Work
SIFI Certified, Field Instructor for Master of Social Work Students
Critical Therapy Institute's 4-year Psychodynamic Training Program
The New York Peace Institute 40-Hour Mediation Training Program
The Lineage Project Trauma-Informed Mindfulness Program
Race Forward's Racial Justice Leadership Institute
The People's Institute Undoing Racism
Stone Circles' Train the Trainer: Facilitating Practices of Social Change
Stone Circles' Deeper Practices of Transformative Social Change
Training for Social Action Trainers through Training for Change
Somatics for White Racial Justice Organizers, Introductory and Advanced series