I am a Certified Neurodiversity Family Coach. My pronouns are They/Them/Theirs. My journey as a self-advocate began in in elementary school and I have been a successful self-advocate ever since. Throughout these years, my advocacy has focused on gender diversity and autism.
As a graduate from Rutgers University with a BA in Music Theory, I taught children of all ages in public schools in positions including Math Teacher, Special Education Aide, SAT Tutor, and Substitute Teacher.
After my teaching career, I achieved multiple feats of self-advocacy and activism during a 5-year career as an Actuarial Analyst, including as the first author of an actuarial industry paper to list pronouns on their publication.
For more than 20 years, I have put self-advocacy into action to succeed in new spaces. Now, I strive to help adults and adolescents new to self-advocacy learn skills to get their footing. Check out the CReW Group Class I developed called, "Self-Advocacy." The groups are divided by age, so you always get to focus on exactly what is relevant to you! I also welcome seasoned self-advocates, their families, and professionals to coaching as they sort out more complex situations and reinforce self-reliance.
My goal is to help you improve the utility you get from your greatest resource: yourself.
When not working, I'm often playing music, making art, watching a show, or enjoying the outdoors.