As a Note...
I have very terrible memory and equally terrible record keeping skills and continuity, so this is an incomplete glance at a more full CV and doesn't include many smaller contributions, or my older roller derby coaching gigs.
From the period of 2014-2018 I conducted tailored coaching and consulting to roller derby leagues around the midwest/northeast United Stated and southeastern Canada, and attended RollerCon on two occasions to offer a variety of seminars and on-skates coaching.
I offer this CV as a matter of transparency and for those who have a deeper interest in other aspects of my work and training history, but I do not claim to keep it as up to date as it ought to be. I also believe that it highlights my passions, curiosities, investments, and collaborations related to work.
B.A. PARKS, RECREATION, & TOURISM
August 2009 - May 2013
Specialization: Environmental Education & Interpretation
Degree focused on sustainability, conservation, park operations and management, biology, and educational pedagogy.
M.A. COUNSELING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
September 2018 - September 2020
Degree focused on mental health counseling licensure curriculum fulfillment; foundations, use/interpretation of tests and assessments, couples, marriage, & family counseling, group dynamics, cross-cultural counseling, research methods, program evaluation & development, vocational development, LGBTQ Counseling, professional orientation & ethics, practicum, & internship supervision.
Professional Work Experience
CONSULTANT & FACILITATOR
Sept 2020 - Present
New York University Program for Inclusion & Neurodiversity Education (PINE).
Develop content for online learning modules. Work with the program director to develop content and delivery for training workshops across a New York school district. Consult directly with Master Educators of Inclusion on best practices and problem solving.
Aug 2018 - Present
Perform customer education and sales, manage parts stock. Trouble shoot, diagnose, and repair roller skates, and mount/assemble roller skates for customer orders. Strong focus on teamwork and personal responsibility within the company.
STAFF THERAPIST & PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Oct 2020 - Nov 2021
Deliver therapy to individuals, families, and groups. Maintain case notes, treatment plans, and other documentation. Participate in educational programming offered at Kip. Participate in Kip’s training and support in developing supervisory skills. Collaborate with other therapists to develop and manage clinical groups at Kip. Collaborate with Marketing Strategist around Kip marketing, social media, and website presence. Collaborate with other Kip therapists to create and lead training seminars and workshops for Kip staff. Develop and coordinate Kip educational offerings such as: lecture series, panel discussions, workshops, and trainings. Collaborate with Kip Director and Clinic Director to recruit and retain qualified therapists.
RESEARCH CONSULTANT & CO-AUTHOR
Nov 2020 - Jan 2021
Assist NYU Graduate Student, Yu Lun, with consultation regarding their dissertation work. Assist and critique methods, results analysis, and discussion sections of a three paper dissertation that explores how Milton’s “Double Empathy Problem” creates a better framework for contextualizing autistic social connections, that moves away from a “deficits” model and toward a “neurotype mis-match” model of thinking about educational inclusion practices and peer relationship supports.
Sept 2019 - Oct 2020
New York University Occupational Therapy Department.
Conducting research related to teacher and school support staff attitudes and perceptions of Autistic students’ special interests and “repetitive and restricted behaviors” in the context of classroom settings, the neurodiversity paradigm, and lived-experience.
Additional Trainings, Certifications, and CEUs
TRANSFORMING WHITE ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Workshop Series, Through The Center for the Study of White American Culture -- Spring 2021
POLITICIZING YOUR PRACTICE SERIES
Workshop Series, Through Kip Therapy fellowship, with Dr. Jennifer Mullan -- Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
DECARCERATING CARE; TAKING POLICING OUT OF MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE
Workshop, Through the Institute for the Development of Human Arts -- Fall 2020
EDUCATION FOR THE PEOPLE: BEST PRACTICES IN FACILITATION
Webinar, Through Crip Camp: The Official Virtual Experience -- Summer 2020
TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Online Course, Through the Medical University of South Carolina -- Summer 2020
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FOR SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Online Course, Through UK Coaching -- Spring 2020
THE HISTORY OF MAD MOVEMENT & ALTERNATIVE TO BIOMEDICAL APPROACHES
Online Course, Through The Institute for the Development of Human Arts -- Fall 2019
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Online Course, Through Best Practice Trainers, Inc -- Fall 2019
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING PRACTICE COURSE
Online Course, Through the NYS Department of Health AIDS Institute -- Summer 2019
PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION
Online Certification, Through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) -- Spring 2017
Education, Advocacy, and Facilitation
NEURODIVERSITY CONSULTANT & FACILITATOR
Co-facilitating and developing curriculum for leadership at NYS school district, through PINE -- October 2020 - Present
Delivered keynote address at PINE's Virtual Neurodiversity & Education Summit -- October 2021
Spoke as the panel's mental health expert at GMHC’s COVID Town Hall -- October 2021
Facilitated mental health workshop at GMHC's "UNBREAKABLE; TGNC Self-Care Conference" -- June 2021
Co-facilitated with Ren Lee, "Beyond Gatekeeping 2; Disability & Neurodivergence" hosted by KIP Therapy -- June 2021
Co-facilitated with Lauren Hough, "Neurodiversity in Schools - Creating a Culture of Belonging" at MIT’s Learning & the Brain Conference -- April 2021
Facilitated "Disability, Ableism, & Mental Health Care" workshop for Kip Therapy Staff -- March 2021
Co-facilitated with Ren Lee, "Beyond Gatekeeping; Trust & Informed Consent with TGNC Clients" hosted by Kip Therapy -- October 2020
Co-facilitated with Allie Sayer, "Intersections of Gender & Disability" workshop at Gender Conference NYC -- October 2020
Facilitated an "Ableism and Disability Justice in Sports Leadership" for Gotham Roller Derby's DE&I Committee -- August 2020
Panel member for DEVACurl's DEVA OUT “Pronouns & Identity” Panel -- June 2020
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Developed NestCon's Neurodiversity Event Access Guide alongside other board members as a part of NestCon 2020 -- February 2020
PANEL MEMBER & SPEAKER
Spoke on NestCon's "Access in Education" panel & presented a personal narrative of lived-experience at NestCon 2020 - February 2020
PRESENTER & FACILITATOR
Presented as a guest and facilitated a conversation about mental health and gender for Kaleidoscope Youth Center's Genderscope Project -- Summer 2018