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I am currently available for online speaking engagements and select in-person events.


I provide trainings and workshops using effective and engaging presentation methods for both academic and non-academic audiences. My presentations blend research, practice, and real-world application, with activities designed for interactive discussion and self-reflection.

Please contact me directly with inquiries. I will work with your organization's needs. I offer discounts for nonprofit organizations that serve people directly impacted by the legal system. 

Areas of Specialization


Gender and Intersectionally-Responsive Correctional Approaches

I provide trainings for those who work directly or indirectly with people under community supervision or incarcerated about how to improve programming and practices for women, LGBTQ+ clients, and racially and ethnically overrepresented clients.


Alternative Assessment in Higher Education

My workshops provide educators with tools to implement alternative assessment techniques, such as infographics, social media campaigns, e-portfolios, and more! Attendees work through their own ideas with my hands-on support. 

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Impacts of Incarceration on Families

My presentations and workshops in this area combine my lived experience with recent research and programming to help support families impacted by incarceration holistically. 


Transformative Teaching

I provide workshops on how to teach to survivors of trauma and victimization as well as underrepresented and underserved students (i.e., first gen).

I provide examples from my own classes and reviews of current research to help educators develop their own approaches. 

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Qualitative Research Methods

I provide workshops and trainings on qualitative methods, specifically interviews, focus groups, and thematic analysis. I provide examples from the field and use my own research projects as examples. I facilitate hands-on activities related to coding and interviewing. 

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Connecting with Students Online

I provide workshops on how to engage with students online through non-traditional methods. Participants are able to apply what they learn to their own classes with feedback. 

"[The trainer] had such a passion for their work that it showed during the presentation."
"It was so refreshing to hear that a presenter had lived experience for a changed. I feel it gave her more significance."
"Really enjoyable training! Presenter [was] knowledgeable and got participants engaged."

Examples of Previous Talks

Using Qualitative Interviews and Focus Groups to Study Adversity, Abuse, and Trauma

R25 Institute on Child Abuse and Neglect Research

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Systemic Trauma: The Impacts of Incarceration on Families 

Invited Keynote Speaker

Western Association for Criminal Justice

Innovative Ways to Teach in the Virtual Classroom

Invited Speaker

Rutgers University

Engagement and Transformation through Action-Orientated Scholarship

Invited Speaker

John Jay College, CUNY

Prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Recommendations for an Intersectionally-Responsive Approach

Delivered to Women in Recovery, Tulsa, OK

Why Gender-Responsive Approaches? 

Delivered to Sedgwick County Department of Corrections

Gender-Responsive Strategies 

Delivered for the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies, University of Nevada, Reno

Please see my CV for a full list of presentations!

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