Education

  • Master of Social Work, University at Albany, 2018
  • B.A. Liberal Arts Neuropsychology and Sociolinguistics, Sarah Lawrence College, 2012

Professional Appointments

March 2017 - current - Supervisor, Rape Crisis Hotline - Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center, Albany, NY

January 2017 - current - Pleasure Professional, O.School

January 2017 - current - Community Accountability Team Lead Developer - KinkedIn

Residencies

  • June 2015 – July 2016    -    Genders, Bodies, Lives: Queer/Trans Youth of Color Project Silk, Pittsburgh, PA  -  Comprehensive sexual health education for youth (aged 13-35) participants; procedural review for facilitation of group sessions with adult providers.
  • May 2016    -    Proactive Propaganda Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA                                             -  Technical assistance for Gender and Sexuality Student Union members to design a campaign for inclusive policies for transgender and gender-expansive students at the school
  • Feb – April 2015    -    Institutionalizing Intersectionality Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA               -  Technical assistance for student union leaders to design an intra-school support network; LGBTQIA+ cultural competency for faculty advisors.
  • Oct – Dec 2014    -    Supporting Queer and Trans Youth Brashear High School, Pittsburgh, PA                       -  Technical assistance to activities and counseling staff in supporting LGBTQIA+ students and the gay-straight alliance/student union; designing and implementing programming with youth leaders.

Trainings & Workshops

  • April 2018 - Sex for Ourselves | Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Feb 2018 - Continuing Education: Sexual Orientation | Planned Parenthood NYC, Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb 2018 - Political Priorities for Mental Health Workers | University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CA
  • Jan 2018 - Dangerous Sex | Union College, Schenectady, NY
  • Jan 2018 - Institute: Desire Mapping | Creating Change, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 2018 - Building a Polyamorous Movement | Creating Change, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 2018 - Sexual Liberation at the Intersections | Creating Change, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 2018 - Beginner’s Polyamory Caucus | Creating Change, Washington, D.C.      
  • Dec 2017 - Continuing Education: Sexual Orientation | Planned Parenthood NYC, New York, NY
  • March 2017 - Direct practice with Queer/Transgender People of Color | Maebright Clinician Conference, Boston MA
  • March 2017 - Gender 201 | Maebright Clinician Conference, Boston, MA
  • Feb 2017  -  Direct Practice for LGBTQIA+ Clients | Albany Police Department, Albany, NY
  • Feb 2017  -  Direct Practice for LGBTQIA+ Clients | District Attorney’s Office, Albany, NY
  • Jan 2017  -  Sexual Liberation at the Intersections | Creating Change, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jan 2017  -  Beginner’s Polyamory Caucus | Creating Change, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct 2016  -  Sex Ed Without the Sex | Sex Down South, Atlanta, GA
  • Aug 2016  -  Direct Practice for LGBTQIA+ Clients | Department of Mental Health, Buffalo, NY
  • July 2016  -  Identity and Expression in Popular Music | GALA Choruses, Denver, CO
  • June 2016  -  Framing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality | Pittsburgh Student Activist Coalition, Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 2016  -  Queering Comprehensive Sex Education | Women and Girls’ Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 2016  -  Direct Practice for LGBTQIA+ Clients | Duquesne University School of Education, Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 2016  -  Dissecting Propaganda | Queer-Straight Alliance Retreat, Unirondack, Lowville, NY
  • April 2016  -  Direct Practice for LGBTQIA+ Clients | Child Maltreatment Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 2016  -  Direct Practice for Non-binary Clients | Dept. of Children and Families LGBTQ Liasons, Boston, MA
  • March 2016  -  Unsafe Bodies: Healthcare and Trans POC | Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
  • March 2016  -  Marrying the T | Hempfield High School, Hempfield, PA
  • Feb 2016  -  LGBTQI Refugees | Office of the Mayor, Special Initiatives, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nov 2015-  The Real Stonewall Inn | Proud Youth of Pittsburgh Convention, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct 2015  -  Sex , Gender, Self | Three Rivers Community Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 2015  -  LGBTQIA+ Youth Connections | Three Rivers Community Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 2015  -  Direct Practice for LGBTQIA+ Clients | SUNY Albany School of Social Work, Albany, NY
  • June 2015  -  Exploring Trans Identities | Pride Center of the Capital Region, Albany, NY
  • May 2015  -  Safer Sex for Queer and Trans Bodies | Queer-Straight Alliance Retreat, Unirondack, Lowville, NY
  • May 2015  -  Expanding Policy and Procedure for LGBTQIA+ Youth | Office of Children, Youth, and Families, Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 2015  -  Gender Identity and Expression | School of Unity and Liberation, Oakland, CA
  • April 2015  -  Queering Sexual Health | Women and Girl’s Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 2015  -  Working with Queer and Trans Youth | Child Maltreatment Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • April 2015  -  Finger-painting: Queer Bodies and Selves | MOSAIC Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oct 2014  -  LGBTQIA+ Competence | Health and Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 2014  -  Expanding Policy and Procedure for LGBTQIA+ Youth | Office of Children, Youth, and Families, Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 2014  -  Responsible Adult Allies | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 2014  -  Upholding Queer and Trans Youth Leadership | Queer-Straight Alliance Retreat, Unirondack, Lowville, NY
  • April 2014  -  Interacting before the Intake | Diversified Care Management, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sept 2013  -  Queer Biology | Nature’s Classroom, Groton, MA
  • June 2013  -  Deconstructing Bathrooms | Sarah Lawrence College, Lowville, NY
  • May 2013  -  Upholding Queer and Trans Youth Leadership | Queer-Straight Alliance Retreat, Unirondack, Lowville, NY
  • Feb 2013  -  Queer Biology | Nature’s Classroom, Andover, CT
  • Aug 2012-  Breaking Boundaries: Sexing Trans Bodies | Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
  • May 2012  -  Sexing Non-Binary Bodies | Museum of Sex, New York City, NY
  • Aug 2010 - Dec 2011  -   LGBTQ Elementary | Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
  • June 2010-  No Safe Spaces | Rainbow Youth Outreach, East Peoria, IL
  • Sept 2009  -  Know Your Rights: GSAs in Schools | Richwoods High School, Peoria, IL
  • May 2008  -  Spring Into Action Conference (Lead organizer) | Bradley University, Peoria, IL
  • June 2007 -  Leading Ourselves: Autonomy in Youth Service | MBLGTACC, Carbondale, IL

Presentations and Speaking Opportunities

  • Mar 2018 - Intersectional Feminism Roundtable | Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Nov 2017 - LGBTQ+ Youth Service Providers | First Lutheran Church, Albany, NY
  • Oct 2016  -  Keynote address: (un)Learning Liberation | Unity Through Diversity, Albany, NY
  • Feb 2016  -  LGBTQ+ Refugees Panel | Health and Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Mar 2016 -  Protecting and Serving | Pittsburgh Police Department

Curriculum and Policy Development

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor Training | Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center, Albany, NY
  • Sexual Assault and Harassment Policies | Unirondack Camp, Lowville, NY

Professional Associations

  • Sexual Liberation Collective Educator/Trainer