Clinical InternSelena graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors in African Studies and a minor in Race and Resistance.
"My education influenced me to commit to career in mental health because of the way racial injustice and discrimination affect ones mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Upon graduating I worked as an admissions coordinator for a branch of four mental health treatment centers in Los Angeles, CA, that focused on supporting adults and children with issues such as eating disorders, mental health disorders, alcohol addiction, and substance abuse. Through my experience I realized how inaccessible mental health services are to low-income people and became dedicated to finding them affordable resources and alternative methods of healing."
Selena is currently attending Columbia University and pursuing a Masters of Social Work to become a LCSW. She is passionate about supporting underserved communities and ensuring mental health treatment options are accessible to all. "I am very excited to be doing my clinical internship at the Hope Center and hope to support all innovators in their healing journey."