BA | Criminal Justice| Minor Youth and Society | Michigan State University
Mya assist and works with families in need to provide and determine services and resources to benefit the family, as well as assisting them in applying for and obtaining the services. She works in the best interest of the family to find community resources ranging from housing, transportation, educational, financial, and support groups within the family’s reach to access. Mya has broad experience in working with families in need at her time as a Family Preservation Worker. She practiced advocacy by collaborating with referral sources and agencies to provide referring services to help the family as well as providing a range of interventions to reduce the risk for the children in the home. During her time at Michigan State, Mya interned as a Victim Advocate for the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office where she provided support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. She also interned at The Michigan Department of Corrections in the Sex Offender Services where she assisted senior-level agents and psychologists in evaluating the risk of recidivism in sex offenders.
Through her experience, Mya has learned and developed skills and passion to promote advocacy and prevention regarding at risk children. Mya enjoys working with children and families of different backgrounds and culture. She volunteered as an assistant volleyball coach at her hometown high school Battle Creek Central after graduating college. Mya grew up in Battle Creek. She joined Small Talk in 2022.