I research collaborative relationships in context using qualitative methodology and social network analysis. I situate my research in the framework of social capital, relational-cultural, and ecological systems theories, and I’m especially interested in the intercultural dilemmas individuals face in the collaborative process.
Relationship is at the heart of my research interest, and this is grounded in my training as a counselor. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and this background continues to inform me as a student and researcher. My clinical work is rooted in interpersonal process and utilizes the language of intersectionality, connection, relationship, development, and context.
Prior to studying counseling, I worked for over 16 years in mind-body fitness as a movement instructor and meditation teacher. I’m certified to teach Kripalu yoga, the Gyrotonic Expansion System, and The Pilates Method.