Carol is a trauma and research expert. She has been applying trauma-informed approaches for the last 10+ years. Her research is at the intersections of human-computer interaction and social work, and she studies the lived experiences of vulnerable groups (e.g., kids and those involved in the criminal justice system).
Throughout her career, Carol has helped numerous scholars, students, and practitioners learn about and apply trauma-informed approaches. She has also taught 100s of students about human behavior and theories, research methodologies, and program evaluation.
Carol has a Ph.D. in Social Welfare, a Master of Social Work (M.S.W), a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology, and an Associate’s degree in Police Foundations. She also served in Canada’s Army Reserves.
Carol was born and raised on a family farm in a rural town in Southwestern, Ontario, Canada. She is a first-generation student for life and because of an almost fatal accident in 2016, she is now thriving with invisible (dis)abilities. As an emerging adult, Carol aspired to a career in the Canadian military and policing. During her undergrad, she found her passion for learning and research. Today, she wholeheartedly identifies as a trauma-informed researcher and sees her scholarship as a form of service. Carol passionately believes that it is her great privilege to live the life she does – to learn something new every day, including or especially from students and research participants. She also enjoys all things food, football, and family.