Position: Senior Mental Health Counselor
What led you to your current position? I have worked with youth majority of my life through Oakland Parks and Recreation and found that working with youth is vital to improving my community. As a Senior Mental Health Counselor, I have a greater impact on the students and their families’. I am a product of my Oakland community and proud to support my community.
Fun Fact/Quote? “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”- Malcolm X
What does your average day look like?
Supporting the youth and encouraging them to make healthier choices to improve their interactions, expand their knowledge, and disprove stereotypes in attempts to help student grow both socially and academically.
Why do you do this work?
As a former student who struggled with behavioral challenges and learning difficulties, I find it to be a great satisfaction to be able to assist with improving the future of each younger person I interact with.