I am currently in the process of helping design, develop, and manage a brand new program to help build more bridges between human and animal services and a more robust foster system so that people experiencing medical emergencies, homlessness, or struggling with substance abuse do not have to surrender their beloved pets. I also help advise their educational and advocacy programs, and of course, I sometimes provide care for the animals within the shelter.
Through the Enneagram Prison Project, I have undergone an intensive training in the enneagram personality system. This training focuses on how to understand the personality types and implement strategies in helping others overcome their boundaries with a particular focus on diversity and adversity. With this training and understanding of the enneagram, I help assist in implementing their unique program in prison systems throughout the US. In addition, I am designing a program to use within my own community based on these principles- working with people who are incarcerated or struggling with addiction or homelessness to help build emotional responsibility, overcome individual barriers, and gain the skills needed to be successful in their next steps.
I worked alongside the youth agricultural Project (YAP) to help them gain exposure and engagement of their organizations by hosting internet and television segments that helped promote and raise awareness for their programs. YAP is a program that provides at-risk youth with opportunities to experience success as they develop transferable job and life skills through the growing, harvesting and marketing of plants and vegetable crops.
In May 2020, I matched through the Be the Match registry with someone in the United States who was struggling with a type of Leukemia and went through a bone marrow harvest to donate my immune system to a stranger.
I have welcomed children who had been placed in the state foster care system into my home and supported them while they transitioned to their next steps.
I have worked with organizations to provide company to individuals in their later stages of life, who did not have support elsewhere.
I am fully committed to achieving equity, enhancing diversity, and embracing inclusion and belonging. I believe that Black Lives Matter, and I am a firm ally for queer communities, trans, non-binary, Indigenous, people of color, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and people who have experienced gender-based violence, or systemic oppression in any way.