SJ received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2013. Her various research opportunities in her undergraduate studies led her to an interest in public health and social work as she began to learn more about the connection of trauma, human behavior, and social construction. In 2017, after taking a break to travel and perform as a spoken word artist as well as gain practical experience through community involvement, SJ moved to Athens, Georgia where she attended The University of Georgia. SJ graduated in 2020 with a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health. SJ naturally gained an interest in sexual violence prevention through her community involvement and research on trauma and has been involved in advocacy and prevention services since 2015 where she was introduced to this field by a volunteer position at YWCA Richmond; an organization that really emphasizes intersectionality and sexual violence prevention. SJ now lives in Wilmington, Ohio and has accepted the position as the Director of Violence Prevention and Education where she is thrilled to learn more about prevention programming in higher education.