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Education, Awards, Projects, and Publications

University of Alaska, Fairbanks


Master's of Education in Counseling


2017 - 2020

Volunteered with Friends of Sayeik-Gastineau School, a parent-based fundraising entity with the intention of increasing access for all students to extracurricular activities, particularly art- and nature-based education 

Juneau Community Preschool


Served on the board and coordinated fundraising efforts

Pacific Northwest School of Massage

2014 - 2019

Coordinated Juneau-based bodywork trainings with Brian Utting, a renowned educator and founder of Pacific Northwest School of Massage

International Journal of Massage and Bodywork


Authored and published an article on tendinopathy in peer-reviewed  professional journal.


2007 - 2008

Regular creator, editor, and on-the-air contributor to Letters from the North, a Juneau-based radio show featuring creative interview representations of Alaskan artists/writers and featured on KTOO

On-the-air DJ for KXLL

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

Volunteer organizer

2005 - 2006

Seneca Center


Awarded Counselor of the Year as a therapeutic behavioral counselor working with children and youth at-risk of losing their home/residential placement. I can't say I loved the behavioral focus and this is when I began training on my own in attachment-based ways of working with kids through Hand-in-Hand.


2004 - 2005

Volunteer crisis line counselor for Community United Against Violence, an organization working to empower LGBTQ+ communities to transform violence and oppression

University of California at

Santa Cruz (UCSC)


Awarded Highest Honors in the Major of Community Studies

Awarded Honors in the College

Western Service Workers Organization

Volunteered with WSWO, an organization working to bring resources and economic justice to migrant worker communities in California



2002 - 2006

Interned and volunteered with this community-based organization committed to addressing and ending child sexual abuse as a social injustice that intersects with other systemic oppressions



Recognized for excellence in student-teaching after creating and teaching a university-level class at UCSC



Student editor for the Regional History Project in UCSC's oral history department contributing to the publication of "Out in the Redwoods," a documentation of UCSC's LGBTQ+ community, particularly in the early days of the campus. Interviews took place between 1995 - 2003.

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