I Went Back To School!

I know it’s been a minute since I’ve made a post on my blog. I started my first quarter of grad school in September; this is actually the last week of the fall quarter before winter break. (Wish me well as I try to finish my term paper.) I am getting my Master’s in Public Policy & Administration at Northwestern University, which is also where I did my undergrad years ago. I did this video about what it’s like to return to school as well as study tips if you are a student with depression or bipolar disorder.

Also, check out this video–a group project in my class. I’m proud of the work we did! We did a presentation on linkages between interpersonal violence (IPV) and sexual harassment (SH). Our presentation included an analysis of this article by Stockdale and Nadler called “Situating Sexual Harassment in the Broader Context of Interpersonal Violence: Research, Theory, and Policy Implications.”


Hi there! I am a patient advocate, writer, and public speaker most well known for my TEDx Talk, “How to Get Stuff Done When You Are Depressed.” As someone who is juggling 5 illnesses: bipolar 2, myasthenia gravis, endometriosis, psoriasis, and asthma, I’m passionate about helping people who navigate life with both chronic physical & emotional pain. If you’re interested in hiring me to speak at your event, check out the CONTACT tab.

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