I am an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte School of Social Work, where my research and teaching focuses on:

  • Schools and family homelessness
  • Social and emotional learning interventions in school settings
  • School-based interventions for Latinx, immigrant, and refugee children

I have previously worked in a variety of youth and educational settings as a high school teacher, instructional designer, mentor, counselor, and coach.

At UNCC, I teach courses in the MSW and BSW program: 

  • Foundations of social work
  • School social work
  • Practice and program evaluation
  • Early childhood mental health

I received my PhD and MSW from Boston College and my M.Ed in high school foreign language teaching from the ACE Program at the University of Notre Dame.

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