Aubrey began working with adoption in 2006, serving as program assistant with NACAC and the Harambee Project. Since then, she’s worked to improve the administrative process of the 4th District Guardian ad Litem Program and as a school social worker intern at KIPP Stand Academy. She’s also been an intern therapist with McMahon Counseling and Consultation Services (working primarily with adoptive families).
Aubrey earned her bachelor’s at the University of Wisconsin, double majoring in African-American Studies and Psychology and double minoring in Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies. She earned her MSW from the University of Minnesota in 2014, and acquired her LGSW later that year.
Aubrey’s twin passions are teens and adoption. She loves the energy, crankiness, and self-determination of youth, and enjoys helping them envision, articulate, and adapt to what they believe adulthood is and should be. She believes that adoption is a life-long process that encompasses both joy and grief, and is inspired by the millions of individual ways families come together, define themselves, and create new homes.
When Aubrey isn’t working, she likes to cook, make hair products and lotion, fiddle with new software, and stream more Netflix than she’d like to admit.