I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health with the Suicide and Trauma Reduction Initiative for Veterans (STRIVE) program and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology. I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a specialization in Counselor Education in the spring of 2021, my BA in psychology from Boston University in 2015, a MA in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University’s School of Medicine in 2017, and an MPH in 2020 from The Ohio State University.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio and a National Certified Counselor. I am a research clinician on a number of clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of empirically-supported psychotherapy treatments for PTSD and suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
My research interests include pre-service training in counselor education and interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to suicide research and prevention. I’ve presented on these topics and articulated the need for suicide assessment and treatment preparation for professional counselors at the local, state, and national level.