- McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Linguistics), 2007
- Columbia University School of Social Work, Masters of Science in Social Work (Advanced Clinical Practice, Contemporary Social Issues), 2011
What Are You Doing Now?
I am a Senior Addictions Counsellor at GreeneStone Toronto, an outpatient substance abuse treatment clinic in downtown Toronto. I work with adults, adolescents, and families in both individual and group therapy settings.
My greatest accomplishments are actually the small moments of progress and realization with my clients every day -- that moment when a client looks at me and says, "I never thought of it that way!" And then I see that new idea turn into real changes in their lives. It's incredibly rewarding. It's why I do the work that I do.
Do you still keep in touch with Metro Prep classmates?
I do! My office is actually in the same building as a fellow Metro-Prepper, so we have lunch together all the time. I also just attended a wedding of a friend from Metro. It was so nice to catch up with everyone that I hadn’t seen. Of my core group of friends, I would say we are mostly still in touch. Facebook helps. :)
How has your time at Metro Prep impacted or influenced your life?
Metro Prep was the first time in my life that I was treated not as a child, but as a member of the community whose input was valued. I have to thank Wayne for that. The school environment taught me that my opinion matters and is valid. This realization has influenced my life in so many ways. Most importantly, I learned to trust my gut and feel confident in my decisions.