Compassionate and conscientious, I am dedicated to a career which blends my passions for mental health, aging, and environmental justice with my love of teaching. I bring to the classroom a broad set of practice experience with a range of populations and social issues. My recent research publications focus on quality of life in long-term care facilities, environmental justice, and student success. I find joy in serving vulnerable populations both on and off the clock, and I am always striving to improve myself, my work, and my community. There is no greater privilege than to be entrusted to offer support, encouragement, instruction and guidance to the next generation of social workers.