I grew up along the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Michigan. I received both my Bachelor's in Psychology and my Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan. I am currently a doctoral student in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, currently residing in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
My research interests are focused on the intersection of social work and education. I am focused on improving frameworks of justice, equity, and anti-oppressive action in schools to better promote the well-being of youth. I am also interested in the role the media plays in sustaining and perpetuating inequities based upon problematic narratives and framings of social problems.
When I'm not reading a book or working on research I can be found writing music or playing any instrument I can get my hands on. I have a brother, Aaron, two parents brave enough to keep living in Northern Michigan, and a loving cat, Camilo.