I have a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Multicultural Emphasis, practicing trauma-responsive care. I utilize my counseling education and experience, in tandem with my previous role as the EDI Training & Development Manager in Oregon's largest community mental health service organization, to inform services delivered by The Wake. I see opportunities and obstacles through the lens of (dis)connection and maximization. There's tremendous potential for growth, hope, and healing in individual systems, as well as the intersections there-of, including mental health, legal, educational, political, and media related systems. The Wake is my contribution to realizing that potential.