I am an assistant professor at Arizona State University and licensed clinical social worker. I earned my Ph.D. in social work and social welfare from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. I obtained my master’s degree in social work, with a concentration in children and families, from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have bachelor’s degrees in both sociology and philosophy with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research interests include pregnancy, parenting, and parental involvement among youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood. My current work includes studies of involvement and engagement among young Black fathers in foster care. I also conduct research on the contributions of Black social workers towards social work history.