Public Administrator, Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counselor
I have experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors, in organizational management, research, policy, and clinical counseling. I hold the Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey, and the Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in the City of New York. I also specialize in Alcohol and Drug Counseling.
My professional experience includes working in harm-reduction settings, and with individuals engaged in substance use, the criminal justice system, and those with mental health needs.
I have engaged in previous research concerning the opioid epidemic, and it is my goal to contribute to science aimed at overcoming this problem.
In previous research conducted at the Social Intervention Group at Columbia University, I am the lead author on a study that examines social determinants of having access to overdose reversal drug naloxone in New York City.
My abstract was selected for oral presentation at the American Public Health Association in Philadelphia in November 2019. I wish to build on previous work through this project, and contribute to the fight against the opioid epidemic.