I am a “forever learner” and practitioner who intersects the world of rigorous research, training, counseling, case management, and advocacy within the private, public and clinical sectors. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, my Master’s in Education from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
My extensive training and experience comes from having continuously worked with culturally diverse populations in the United States, and abroad. In the past 23 plus years, I have been involved with client support, stakeholder relations and client advocacy. Most recently, I have been a program manager at Common Threads and a parent engagement specialist in the Austin Independent School District.
Prior to this, I have worked in various aspects of the educational assessment, case management and support /advocacy. I was an educational specialist for the statewide Special Education Resource Center (SEIC), at Region X ESC in Richardson Texas, an assessment specialist at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital, and an ARD Facilitator at various campuses in Pflugerville ISD.