I am a Philadelphia based licensed clinical social worker and public health professional. Informed by Immigrant-Filipino parents who love through a sense of home, a chosen Queer family who resist subjugation, and a public health community that seeks to honor social and environmental context. My approach is relational, inter-subjective and grounded in love, honor and respect.
I received my graduate training in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and my graduate public health training from Drexel University. I have completed my Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and focused my academic work in developing programing on patient-centered medical homes, integrated-health, recovery oriented primary care, and body-positive behavioral interventions. I am a licensed anger management treatment professional, compassion fatigue educational professional and have a certificate in Clinical Social Work supervision.
Currently, I teach a wide range of graduate courses that invite an intersectional approach to social work practice at Columbia University and West Chester University. I have been involved in consulting projects focusing on medication -assisted recovery initiatives across a network of federally qualified health centers and primary care behavioral health models. I am deeply honored to be doing this work and to be in community with caring and compassionate colleagues and beautifully resilient consumers.