WHEN I’M NOT AT WORK, YOU CAN FIND ME…
Exploring the state with my partner. I moved here last year during Covid, and there is so much to see! I love exploring, cooking, doing art in any form, or watching Netflix with my cats.
WHEN I WANT TO DE-STRESS, I…
Do art. I love to draw, paint, make jewelry, make candles, refurbish old furniture, and scrapbook. Currently, I am very into working with Epoxy Resin. There is so many different things you can make, it allows my creativity to flow. The sky is truly the limit.
MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR IS…
Autumn in upstate New York – hands down.
WHAT LED YOU TO PURSUE A CAREER HELPING OTHERS?
I was very fascinated by surgery and human anatomy for an 8-year-old. I was always telling my mom I wanted to be a doctor. However, I could not afford med school, but through my own personal growth and understanding of self, I learned that I love people. I learned that nurturing and helping others was my strength- a gift passed down to me from my grandma, my mom, and my aunt. I learned that med school wasn’t the only way to achieve my goals, and most importantly- that the only true limits in life are the ones we make for ourselves. I want to help people realize their own inner power and make them laugh and smile along the way.
WHAT EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE DO YOU BRING TO YOUR ROLE?
I have an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Science. I attended University at Buffalo for a year and decided to explore the world more before finishing my bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. I have worked a variety of jobs including Visual Merchandiser at Forever 21, Session Manager at a skate rink, Residential Habilitation Aid, Patient Care Tech, and now Mental Health Tech. From all of my jobs, I have learned and grown as a service provider. To my role at THIRA, I bring my whole heart, a wealth of knowledge, and some good humor.
WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
My mom, my grandma, my partner, my aunt, my brothers, my friends, my coworkers, and my patients. I can’t believe how much I learn from everyone every single day. I am enamored and grateful.
WHAT IS ONE SMALL THING PEOPLE CAN DO TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND INCREASE THEIR HAPPINESS?
Talk to people with the curiosity of your own inner child, nonjudgmentally. Every single person you meet has led a life that no one else can even imagine. Every person knows at least one fact that you don’t. Opening your heart to love, knowledge, and curiosity, can open so many doors. You don’t even know -what you don’t even know.