Teaching is a transformational process that can foster mutual growth between the presenter and the listener. As a professor, I foster personalized learning experiences and promote learner agency through accommodation of different educational styles in an environment conducive to learning.
As a clinician, I am committed to make mental health services accessible and culturally-appropriate for minority groups. Furthermore, I intend to develop accessible community-based psycho-educational programs addressing the effects of acculturation on mental health among minority groups. My goal is to take what psychology has to offer out of the therapy room and meet clients at where they are in the community.
As an instructor and a researcher at Adler University, I collaborate with my colleagues and students to continue research and advocacy on issues of social justice and mental health disparity among visible minorities in Canada. Moreover, I provide guidance and support to our students in cultivating their own professional identities as community-minded psychologists who strive to improve the quality of mental health care in the underserved communities.