I've worked in the fields of behavioral and community health for 15 years, including efforts related to children, youth, and families; well-being and wellness; trauma, healing, and resilience; identity, culture, and bias; and social justice.
My interests include broader, interdisciplinary topics related to public health communication, population health, health disparities, and media effects.
My work includes training – both in-person and virtual –, facilitation, technical and academic writing, curriculum development, and product development on interdisciplinary topics related to public health and disparities. I create fact sheets, infographics, briefs, reports, and other content formats to facilitate knowledge transfer; and have experience communicating to audiences via webinars, podcasts, conferences, and other platforms. I strive to integrate an equity lens to all of the projects I engage in, as well as to integrate public health and population health principles and strategies. I center my work around Wellness First, and aim to bring an authentic, impactful, innovative voice to the spaces I work in.
I am a Founding Member of the Society for Health Communication, and maintain memberships with The College for Behavioral Health Leadership and the American Public Health Association (APHA). In 2022, I had the honor of receiving a Mental Health Section Award for my contributions to APHA.
"Whenever I see you present in a DEI [diversity, equity, and inclusion] or Wellness meeting/discussion I know you will offer very insightful comments and concerns. You possess a lot of impactful lived-experience and reverence that I have had the honor of learning from. You have played an important role in advancing and improving much of the internal workings at [organization] and made conversations safer for people to feel heard and seen."