I was initially drawn to the wanting to understand what made people commit the crimes they committed. I wanted to understand what made us enjoy and inflict pain and suffering on others. Believing that if I understood what made someone do it, it would make my own past understandable. As a survivor of incest, I chose to study Forensic Psychology and Social work, driven to understand then to counsel. As a survivor I wanted to offer to others what our country lacks, s are space to share their stories, to begin their healing process, to understand the trauma they faced and how that has affected them.
BA Forensic PSychology, Minors: Law & Sociology, Masters Social Work
Length of experience in this field (Human Health/ Rights Service):
I have been working and studying in the field for the past 15 years
Your philosophy as a member:
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” (Khalil Gibran). As a survivor, as a counselor this quote reminds me that while we may have survived a traumatic experience, through the pain, we have the hope of emerging stronger. Our scars are a reminder that we have suffered but that we are not defined by our pasts.
And fun facts/extra curricular activities you want to share:
I am a writer, a reader, a baker, a music lover and a burgeoning yogi.