My work focuses on bringing together older youth in the child-welfare system and CSSP staff, community organizations and leaders to design and implement meaningful, anti-racist supports for transition age youth. The aim is to drastically change the systemic challenges that youth—specifically older youth of color—who are or have been involved with the foster care system experience.
I do this work because
I believe that working in tandem with the young people most impacted by the foster care system, we can develop intentional, authentic, and anti-racist policy strategies that dismantle racist systems and truly support older youth.
I am most proud of
Professionally, I am most proud of facilitating a merger between two of the country’s largest foster youth advocacy groups — state political powerhouse California Youth Connection and Foster Youth in Action’s international network of advocacy groups throughout the United States and Canada.
- Principal, Squibb Solutions, LLC
- Interim Executive Director, Foster Youth In Action
- Senior Associate, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Education and Awards
- BA in Psychology, University of Missouri—Saint Louis
When the day is done
When the workday is over and I am done advocating on behalf of others, you will either find me at home with the love of my life, my Great Dane, or out chasing my son around the country to watch him play basketball.