My path to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling has been circuitous but purposeful. I grew up in Louisiana and learned early on to pay attention to issues of injustice and oppression. I live on the margins as a Black woman in the queer community. I learned to appreciate my intersecting identities and love passing that appreciation on to students from all backgrounds.
We each bring our respective cultural contexts and identities to our relationships. These narratives influence how we engage in relationships be it intimate, familial, platonic or professional. I love working with the next generation of clinicians to pass on this appreciation for the work we do with children and families.
2018 - Awarded Doctoral Prize, Syracuse University
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)