I began my career as a teacher, receiving my Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1993 from the Pennsylvania State University. I left the teaching profession in 1998 to pursue a career in the mental health field. I completed my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2000 from Temple University.

Since 2000, I have had the privilege of working with my patients on issues such as trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, academic concerns, and PTSD, as well as relationship difficulties and life transitions.

From 2010-2013, I worked at the Pennsylvania State University Counseling Center, treating undergraduate and graduate college students presenting with a variety of issues. At the counseling center I was the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Specialist and founded the Penn State HEALS (Healthy Eating And Living Support) eating disorders treatment team consisting of professionals from the counseling center (CAPS), University Health Services (UHS), and Health Promotion & Wellness (HPW).

In 2013 I returned to graduate school, earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education, with a minor in Women’s Studies in 2018 from the Pennsylvania State University. My research focus was bystander intervention through the lens of survivors of sexual assault on college campuses.

Since 2018, I have been an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Herr Clinic Faculty Supervisor at the Pennsylvania State University, where I am honored to be part of the training of future mental health professionals.

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