Desiree completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. She was previously a caseworker at UC Berkley’s Suitcase Clinic, specializing in work with LGBTQ+ Youth. During her time as a caseworker, Desiree provided social and health services. She has also worked in outreach and as a research assistant for UCLA’s Stress Research and Assessment Lab. Desiree has spent additional time working as a private behavioral tutor to children with ASD and has worked in classroom settings. She believes in building deep relationships with adolescents though friendship, empathy, and self-empowerment. In Desiree’s free time, she enjoys surfing, painting, drawing, and the arts.