Bio

Welcome. 

With 15 years' experience in higher education, I've coached first year writing students, edited countless papers, dissertations and manuscripts, written successful grant proposals and guided campuses through the messy and thrilling first steps of a new resource center.  

From 2008-2015, I was the founding Director of two different gender-based campus resource centers.  I built infrastructure, taught courses, sought continuous feedback among diverse stakeholders, and learned from and coached students, faculty and staff in self-advocacy and policy work.  This built on my work from 2001 as a scholar, teacher and program coordinator.

Since 2015, I’ve worked in trauma-informed nonprofit/social services, coaching brilliant young adults on their path to self-sufficiency. I’ve also completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training, a trauma-informed yoga teacher training and participated in the radical somatics Oppression in the Soma (now Practicing Justice) retreat.  I’ve also worked personally with coaches, organizers, therapists and healers to develop my personal toolkit for social justice work. 

I've earned my B.A., M.A. and Ph.D in literature/humanities.  I've also completed trainings with the Breathe Network, the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, CTZNWELL, the National Women's Studies Association, Creating Change/the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, CALCASA (California Coalition Against Sexual Assault).  I was a featured facilitator at the Association of Women in Psychology conference in March 2017.  You can find out more about my qualifications and experience here or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Every adult I know has a painful story of reckoning: whether by choice, disease, divorce, disaster, or accident, there is some shit we all just have to face. Whatever the work is, I love, and excel at, helping folks find and build faith in their deepest power and clarity for the right next step.