A Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) and an AmeriCorps alum, Sandra has 12 years of professional writing experience. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in communications. Having completed graduate-level coursework in child & family development, Sandra also has earned certificates in grant writing, trauma informed care/counseling, and strengths-based family work. She has worked directly with disadvantaged youth and families, and has a long history of volunteering with grassroots organizations. Sandra is passionate about child and family wellness, domestic violence prevention and education for disadvantaged youth. She enjoys photography and spending time outdoors with her family and adopted shelter dog (pictured here).