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. 

Human Sexuality & Health Science | UIC​

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

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.  


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

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