Jenifer has her Associates Degree in Social & Human Services, her Bachelors in Liberal Studies with a Psychology focus, and a State Issued Peer Counselor Certification. She used her formal education to explore her response to years of trauma. Then, moved on her professional development as a reflection of what she hungered for as a victim; first as a Sexual Assault & Trauma Advocate. Additionally, as a Court & Emotional Support Advocate for Friends and Family of Violent Crime Victims. As a professional, she’s worked with her local Program of Assertive Community Treatment as well as the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program. Jenifer would change roles slightly and work in both, transitional housing and voluntary inpatient—some of the most vulnerable and intimate settings in the field. She aspires to change the world, one person at a time—through her clinical work, her writing, and seeking funding for her program, Peer Roots. Her hopes are to fill the gaps in the mental health system.