My passion for working with the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals with severe and persistent mental illness led me to pursue a career in clinical social work. Being a wilmington native, and receiving my bachelor’s degree in both psychology and criminal justice at High Point University, I’m excited to be back in my hometown working toward a masters in social work at UNCW—with the hopes of getting my clinical license after graduation.
Wilmington is my hometown, and as much as I love this community, I always struggled to find myself here. Since beginning my internship with the Frank Harr Foundation and learning more about their mission and vision for encouraging advocacy, I am eager to be a part of of this organization and help with their ongoing projects and events happening in and around the community. I am hoping to grow throughout this experience and build connections with the many organizations that the Frank Harr Foundation works closely with—all while continuing to learn more about myself as a member of the LGBTQIA+ population.