I am pursuing a B.S. Independent Scholars and minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, Family Studies, and Pre-Law. My Independent Scholars inquiry consists of looking at how intersectionality affects LGBTQIAP+ youth’s acceptance and what happens as a result of intolerance in schools, in the community, and at home. I am pursuing this research by taking courses rooted in sociology, social work, writing, justice studies, and honors. Through this work I hope to gain knowledge in how to support, reassure, and inspire LGBTQIAP+ youth who are in the foster care system. Furthermore, I am going to be looking at policy, laws, and bureaucracy connected to the New York and California Social Services systems as it pertains to individuals who are or are perceived to be part of the LGBTQIAP+ community. This research will contribute in shaping and informing policy on discrimination and ignorance against the youth of the LGBTQIAP+ community within the foster care and adoption systems.

Outside of my studies I enjoy staying busy. I am involved in an academic honor fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. I have held officer positions on the executive board of Phi Alpha Delta as the secretary and fundraising chair. Additionally, I enjoy staying active, listening to music, and reading memoirs/biographies, fiction, and watching movies/documentaries related to my inquiry.

After graduation in December 2021, I plan to further my education and pursuing a masters in social work focusing on individuals, youth, and families and a law degree specializing in family law.