I am the Program Coordinator for the Healthy Relationships Initiative. I am originally from New Jersey, where I studied Criminology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). I moved to North Carolina to obtain a master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I joined the Healthy Relationships Initiative in December 2018 because I believe in the importance of seeking out help before a relationship issue becomes a crisis. Prior to my work in HRI, I was a Professional School Counselor in Guilford County Schools at the high school and elementary level, and I’ve also dabbled in international admissions and recruiting international students. In my work, I’ve witnessed firsthand how unhealthy relationships can impede the success of youth and lead to a cycle of negative outcomes in adulthood. For this reason, I am especially passionate about getting rid of the stigma of asking for help. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, family and friends, and playing with my three dogs. When I’m not working, you can almost always find me outdoors.