Selected Projects

Institute for Behavior Change

Cultural Assessment and Training
Assessed awareness, knowledge and skills of mental health professionals working with children and families living with autism and provided training in terminology, dynamics and sensitivities necessary for effective work with client population.

Octorara Area School District

Diversity Task Force
Curriculum Guidance
Chaired district- wide task force on diversity and guided key leaders, including superintendent, other administrators and faculty, in designing a plan to infuse diversity into the curriculum content and teaching strategies. Provided ACT 48 eligible professional development for faculty and all staff in areas of stereotyping, implicit bias, self awareness, forms of oppression, cross cultural engagement, and difficult dialogues. 

Institutional Consultancies

Contracted as a consultant to k-12 school districts, non-profit, government, and professional organizations needing to improve practices specific to diverse populations. This work included climate assessments, cross-cultural engagement (diversity & inclusion) assessments, program design and evaluation, and professional development workshops. 
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