Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate, with extensive experience in crisis resolution, counseling, and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Skilled in leading situation-specific counseling sessions, and expertise in working with children and adults in crisis situations.
Research and Analysis
Crisis and Conflict Resolution
Criminal Justice Administration
Public speaking ability
Victim Advocate Program Specialist, 10/2009 to 09/2013 Army Community Services – Schofield Barracks, HI
Supported individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
Conducted assessments to identify risk factors, assist clients to formulate safety plans and developed and maintained relationships with clients and acted as a liaison with government and civilian organizations to ensure adequate and coordinated treatment services.
Accompanied client to court hearings and facilitated education classes on early intervention to stop abuse, promote healthy family interactions.
Victim Witness Advocate, 10/2004 to 11/2008 Honolulu City and County Prosecuting Attorney's Office – Honolulu, HI
Victim witness advocate for victims of domestic abuse in both Adult and Juvenile Court system.
Worked with Prosecuting Attorney's and clients to help victims understand the court system and procedures with misdemeanor and felony cases; and liaised with Honolulu District Court, Circuit Court and Family Court on behalf of victims.
Domestic Violence Advocate, 11/2002 to 09/2005 Child and Family Services – Ewa Beach, HI
Provided supportive services for families residing in an emergency domestic abuse shelter.
Responded to crisis telephone calls and provided referrals to outside agencies.
Co-facilitated groups and maintained operations of the emergency shelter program and accompanied clients to court hearings.
Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
Domestic Violence Advocate, 11/2001 to 11/2011 AmeriCorp – Ewa Beach, HI
Provided supportive services for individuals in domestic abuse shelter, while maintaining a caseload of more than 20 clients.
Responded to crisis calls, provided referrals and accompanied clients to court hearings.
Drafted memoranda and/or presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology, Current Argosy University - Honolulu, HI
Master of Arts: Criminal Justice, 2016 Chaminade University - Honolulu, HI
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, 2003 University of Hawaii - Pearl City, HI