I am a licensed special education teacher, national certified counselor, licensed clinical mental health counselor associate, and Director of Accessibility Resources. I am completing my graduate certificate at Appalachian State University in Expressive Arts Therapy and my PhD in Leadership Studies at NC A&T. I have been drawing, painting, designing, and exploring expressive art modalities since I was eight. As a student at ASU, I found my passion when I was introduced to poetry therapy. I not only registered to become a certified poetry therapist, but I also joined the National Association of Poetry Therapist where I serve as a regional rep for the triad area. I am excited to share poetry to support the well-being of others, as a team wellbeing coach and advocate of self-care.