M.Ed. Community Development and Action ’19
From a young age, I’ve had a passion for helping others, and throughout my previous work experiences, I have witnessed a varied spectrum of how people live in different parts of the world. After observing the complexity of individual’s suffering locally and internationally, I developed a desire to explore the ecology of the human experience including the micro, meso, and macro factors that play a role. I am currently a second-year graduate student at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College pursuing a Masters of Education in Community Development and Action, and I have a Bachelors of Arts from the University of North Carolina, Asheville in sociology. My studies at Vanderbilt are a culmination of my former studies and years spent working in the health sector in academic, non-profit, and for-profit settings. It is my continued interest to find innovative ways to alleviate the challenges that others face through trans-disciplinary partnerships.
After attending a talk hosted by the Turner Family Center on the topic of social issues, I knew that the TFC was a vehicle through which I could learn more about social enterprise and find innovative ways to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty. I’m excited to be a part of the TFC and further my work in this arena.