veronica joined Mikva Challenge, June 2018, as the Director of Youth Support Services. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa (BA, Speech and Hearing Sciences; MA, Social Foundations of Education), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MAATC, Art Therapy and Counseling, and MFAW, Writing).

From the margins to the center . . . veronica’s work exists at the intersection of mental health counseling, expressive therapies, positive youth development, womanism/Black feminism, restorative practices, and pedagogy of the oppressed. At the intersection, she centers healing & restoration, cultural humility, harm reduction, and the breadth of social & transformative justice.