I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with a degree in Psychology, and am a current graduate student in Shenandoah University's Physician Assistant and Master of Public Health programs . In high school I was very involved in our schools special education program, working in a classroom setting with other high school aged students. Also during my high school years, I volunteered with Best Buddies and Camp AIM, a summer camp for those with disabilities ages 5-21. Once in college, I volunteered with the special olympics program, Autism Speaks, and the Children's Institute, as well as with two twin 8-year-olds with Autism through a respite program. I have been previously employed at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where I worked on a floor for children, teens, and adults with mental illness along with a developmental disorder and/or diagnosis of Autism.