Education: PhD., School of Social Work, Rutgers University (expected May 2026); MSW, Rutgers University School of Social Work (2017); Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, College of New Jersey (2013). Research Interests: Empathy and Avoidance; Serious Mental Illness and Recovery; Qualities of Mental Health Practitioners. Research Experience: Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Prevention Science, Rutgers University (2021-Present); Research Assistant, World Trade Center Health Program, New York University School of Medicine (2019-2020); Research Assistant, Clinical Outcomes and Processes Lab, The College of New Jersey (2010-2013). Teaching Interests: Methods of Social Work Research, Clinical Social Work, Mental Health, Social Work Practice, Psychopathology. Practice Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ; Team Leader (2020-2021) and Clinical Specialist, Program for Assertive Community Treatment, Ocean County, NJ (2018-2021); Mental Health Associate, Atlantic County Short Term Care Facility, NJ (2016-2018); Social Service Case Manager, AtlantiCare Special Care Center, NJ (2015-2016); Cape May County Involuntary Outpatient Commitment Case Manager, NJ (2014-2015); Residential Counselor, Cape May County A+ Residential Treatment Facility, NJ (2013-2014).