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After receiving both her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Social Work from the University of Arkansas, she continued her training with the Post-Graduate Clinical Social Work Fellowship from The Menninger Clinic, in Houston, TX.  During the 2-year fellowship, she worked as an individual, family and group therapist on the Professionals in Crisis Unit and the Compass Young Adults Unit while also working on the Eating Disorders Track. Since completing her fellowship, she worked as a therapist in different programs; The Harris School, a therapeutic school for children with special needs, and the Houston Eating Disorders Center. As a social worker and therapist, she always had the desire to do more community/nonprofit work in advocacy, outreach, and development, and after gaining valuable clinical experience and training, she transitioned into non-profit work. She has worked for Interface-Samaritan Counseling Center assisting in development/event planning, and The Houston Eating Disorder Center in marketing and business development. Currently, she volunteers her time with the Junior League of Houston, as a Board member for The Harris School, and as an executive committee member for Heroes in Health, Memorial Hermann’s young professional group