"Inspiring Devotion in Others"
I never felt comfortable talking about what I do because I always believed that at my core, my "true self", is not tied to or limited by what it is that I do. Yes, I am a wife, a girl-mom, beloved daughter, and sister. But - I'm so much more because of the One who lives within me. I am a dynamic woman who is full of personality and passion for sharing the goodness of God. In-spite-of my imperfections, I am passionate about inspiring others to do the same.
Growing up, people would say that I always know what to say and that I am a very compassionate person, so I became a Social Worker. To me, there is no greater reward than helping people process trauma, addictions, self-harm, grief, behavioral issues and anything that gets in the way of them experiencing a better quality of life. I quickly learned that trying to make progress without God is hard. I found my voice while servicing others at a Behavioral Health Hospital and fostering a safe, non-judgmental environment for people in recovery. For almost 5 years, I've educated and advocated for vulnerable populations and spearheaded social injustices, all while being a team player and a part of a loving community. I learned the importance of maintaining human relationships through my community in the Dunwoody/Norcross area. Although, I am passionate about what I do, none of this describes who I am.
I was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. My leadership abilities were developed from an early age thanks to the guidance of my loving mom. I discovered my love and gift of running and joined the Varsity Girls' Track & Field and Cross Country teams. I like to call that part of my life a "divine intervention". I committed the next 4 years of my life to high-level training all-year round. It wasn't long before I became team captain. At the closing of my H.S. career and by the grace of God I landed a full Academic/Athletic Scholarship to St.Francis College of Brooklyn, New York. My steps continued to be ordered and a few years later I decided to trade my busy life for a full one. I now realize that there is so much more to life than the things I have accomplished. I consider those blessings too. But I believe deep down that we were all created for more and I want to commit the rest of my human experience to discovering just that and helping others do the same!