I came to Lyndon in 2003 after working as a clinical social work in Boston for 16 years. My work experiences in Boston included serving as the Program Director at the Big Sister Association of Boston and working as the Program Support Coordinator at an international high school in the Boston Public Schools system. I’m particularly interested in understanding how our various identities – racial, gender, class, age, sexual orientation, religious, ability-status – impact who we are as people and how we interact with others based on those identities. I also have a passionate commitment to social justice and social activism.
One of the things I love about working at Lyndon is my ability to form close relationships with students. Classes are small so I’m able to get to know my students and tailor my teaching approaches according to the individual learning needs of students. People who work at Lyndon are here because we love to work with students and help them to succeed in whatever ways we can. I feel very lucky to be a part of this community.
Field Work, Field Work Seminar, Human Services Internship, Macro Perspectives in Human Services, Exploring Race & Challenging Racism in the U.S., Human Interaction
My work focuses on all aspects of anti-oppression (sexism, classism, heterosexism, etc.) with a particular focus on racial justice. I am also committed to social justice advocacy and activism. My approach to work emphasizes the strengths perspective and self-determination.
White Professors Taking Responsibility for Teaching White Students About Race, Racism and Privilege. Journal of Progressive Human Services. (2011)
National Association of Social Workers http://www.naswdc.org
National Organization of Human Services http://www.nationalhumanservices.org
Social Welfare Action Alliance http://www.socialwelfareactionalliance.org