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. Follow us on Twitter @AkinsCSI