Position: Lead Clinical Intervention Specialist
What led you to your current position? My undergraduate degree was in Social Welfare, and my first job out of college was at Seneca in the San Leandro Residential Program! I left Seneca in 2010 to go to graduate school and study Art Therapy and Marriage & Family Therapy, then worked at a few different schools and other jobs before returning to Seneca as a clinician in 2017.
What inspires you to do this work? I love kids and find them hilarious, creative, reflective, resilient, and more!
What is a recent highlight you’ve experienced in the work or an important lesson you’ve learned in this role? There are so many learning moments to choose from. One thought that I am holding close during this especially difficult year(s) is that everyone (including clients, families, and staff) is doing the best that they can with the internal and external resources that they have in their toolbelt.
Share your life motto or something unique about yourself. Something about me: In my free time I enjoy hiking and dancing, and pre-COVID I used to run a weekly swing dancing venue in Oakland. I have my fingers crossed that we will be able to start social dancing again in 2022!