I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University with a BA in psychology and minor in criminology and law studies. In 2007 I entered the clinical psychology doctoral program at Marquette. Keeping in line with my undergraduate research studies, as a graduate student I am continuing to focus on domestic violence in the African American community. More specifically, I am currently studying how experiences with racial discrimination and internalized negative stereotypes may impact African American women's perception of domestic violence.
My clinical experience includes working with offenders of all types in a medium security correctional facility conducting mental health screenings to assess need for services, individual psychotherapy, and psychological evaluations. As an adjunct instructor I have taught psychology and criminal justice courses at an area technical college. I am looking forward to continuing my research and providing psychological interventions with underserved populations.