I grew up in Washington DC and graduated from the University of Maryland (Go Terrapins!!!) with a degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice as well as a degree in Psychology. From there, I began my career in Los Angeles California working at various rehabilitation centers. Eventually, I found my way to Los Angeles County probation. I started as a Detention Officer working my way up and during my time I was a big part in helping create a unit specially designed for offenders with mental health needs. Later I found my way to Austin, Texas. I worked as an adult probation officer before going to Travis County probation as a juvenile probation officer. During my 13 year career, my focus has been on rehabilitation and have always gravitated toward working with juveniles. I feel that helping to provide opportunities for second chances is one of the most fulfilling and important part of the Criminal Justice System.
Here at Akins High School, I am a Career and Technology Education (CTE) Teacher. I teach classes in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security pathway. Please check out our Correctional Services Internship Page
for more current information about the Correctional Services Internship.