What led you to your current position? I completed my Masters in Social Work degree in May of 2019 with a focus on working with family, youth, and children. Prior to my masters program, I worked in school-based programs and youth development doing direct work and program management for 5 years. With the completion of my masters degree, I was excited to hone my therapeutic skills, elevate my experience working in schools, and have the potential to impact a system. The CIS position is perfect in allowing me to do just that.
Quote: “You cannot change society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it” – Grace Lee Boggs
What does your average day look like? My average day includes holding sessions with clients, connecting with teachers and administrators, researching different therapeutic activities to add to my toolbox, and moments of self-care.
Why do you do this work? I do this work because I believe that we all play a role in combating inequitable systems. I believe that we all have power and the right to self-determination. Lastly, I do this work because I know that caring adults can make a difference for young people of color to be seen, heard, and feel joy.