CURRENT WORK & PROJECTS

Curriculum Development & Teaching
Promoting Well-being | UIC​

A credit-bearing, participation-focused course which aims to enhance equitable student mental health and academic success through the study and development of supportive skills that promote self-reflection and overall well-being. 

Human Sexuality & Health Science | UIC​

An interactive, reflective course that addresses sexuality and sexual functioning across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on the intersection of sexuality, identity and health.

What students say:

"I love your teaching style and the way that you’re impacting students! Watching you use your passion to help us is super inspirational”

"Every part of my identity and experience as a human felt respected and important"

Leadership
Program Success Manager | Mantra Health​

Build, maintain and nurture relationships with colleges and universities to expand student access to telemental health services and digital wellness resources. Monitor utilization and success of clinical mental health programs. 

Inclusive Classroom Initiative Faculty Fellow | UIC​

Development of an e-learning module to educate faculty about the importance of student health and give them practical strategies for promoting mental well-being in their classrooms.

Mental Health and Disability Alliance Faculty Advisor | UIC​

Support and mentor students in their initiatives to reduce stigma and prioritize mental health and disability culture on campus.  

Select Talks
Presenter | Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (Ontario, Canada) 2019

Led a webinar for Canadian institutions entitled "Embedding wellness in post-secondary learning and experience" and was an invited facilitator of an international workshop for "Mental Health Innovations: Scaling for Canadian Campuses" in Toronto. 

Selected Speaker | TedxRushU "ReImagine" (Chicago, IL) 10/2019

Selected to present at an independently organized TED conference. [Talk title:  How College Fails Us: Reimagining Higher Education]

Presenter | 2nd International Conference on Wellbeing in Education Systems (Locarno, Switzerland) 11/2019

Invited to present on scholarship at the international conference, with a focus on wellbeing as an equity issue

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