CURRENT WORK & PROJECTS
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”
"Thank you for giving us the confidence to make choices that support our own value"
Promoting Wellbeing | UIC
Created and teach a credit-bearing course which provides students with the opportunity to develop skills to enhance wellness and academic success.
Teach an interactive course that addresses sexuality and sexual functioning across the lifespan, with particular emphasis on the intersection of sexuality and health.
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.
Support and mentor students in their initiatives to reduce stigma and prioritize mental health and disability culture on campus.
CCSPD | UIC
Served on the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities advisory body to promote "the academic, professional, cultural and social welfare of persons with disabilities."
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.