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 art, watching movies, and playing video games. I live with my wonderful boyfriend Drew and our pets. We currently have two cats, Eve and Beaker, a Gargoyle Gecko named Fozzie Bear, an African-clawed Frog named Albie, and a fish named Bing. I am extremely fortunate to have a job that combines my two passions: social work and animal welfare.