I am originally from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, a small town near Lancaster. I then attended Temple University in Philadelphia, where I earned both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work. Before joining the Friendship team, I had worked with a variety of populations including the homeless, individuals with severe mental illnesses and drug addiction, the blind, grieving children, and folks with intellectual disabilities. In my free time I enjoy making jewelry, painting, and playing video games. I live with my wonderful boyfriend Drew and our pets. We currently have a cat named Eve, an African-clawed Frog named Albie, a snail named Grover, and two fish named Faerie and Bing. I am extremely fortunate to have a job that combines my two passions: social work and animal welfare.