Hi there! I am an M.S. in Counseling candidate at SFSU. As a civil rights advocate, both personally and professionally, I have seen ableism and mentalism deeply-rooted in our oppressive societal constructs. My personal struggle with a disability also provides a unique understanding and a passion to educate and collaborate for systemic and cultural change.
I also happen to be an avid film fan. Movies are a fantastic educational tool that utilizes the cinematic experience to show commonalities in human experience. At the same time, they can tokenize, underrepresent, or misrepresent. Stories need to be told, but who tells them and how they are told matters. I look forward to working with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability and being a part of this amazing experience!