I am a part-time instructor and PhD candidate in the Faculty of Social Work. Within the Waterloo Region community, I work as a counsellor and reintegration worker. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo in 2011 and a Master of Social Work degree at Laurier in 2015.
My body of work serves to:
My research focuses on organizational development in human service organizations, with an aim to support outcomes that increase social innovation (including the development of for-profit market-based activities), trauma-informed environments, and community-based approaches for repairing harm.
I've spent over a decade allying with marginalized and equity-seeking groups to do applied research, program evaluations, and community economic development work. We've partnered with a wide range of organizations from grassroots non-profit organizations to the Canadian federal government to secure funding and establish sustainable initiatives. It is critically important to implement initiatives that value marginalized groups.