I have a working class background and was raised in semi-rural Chester County, PA. I was drawn to activism and social change buttressed by the Civil Rights Movement and a desire to engage in the work that addressed oppression and racism directly. Social work for me is a calling. I seek to prepare students to cogently discover and articulate their future work/mission for a myriad of practice opportunities in the field.
My goal is to improve and develop students' knowledge bases and skill sets. But more importantly, I teach them to become change agents and to understand the value and importance of the work that we undertake. For me it is an honor and a privilege to closely interact with students on their educational sojourns.