Sherlina's life's motto is ‘Speak…Believe…Receive’, all positive affirmations that carried her to her current level of success. Sherlina has taught both online and on ground in the social work department at several universities as an Assistant Professor, Field Coordinator, and Adjunct instructor. Sherlina received her PhD from Walden University in Human Services with a specialization in clinical social work. She also received my MSW from The Florida State University in 2001 and her BSW from the University of Central Florida in 2000. Sherlina has worked for several years in the public school system of Atlanta and Orlando, Florida as a social worker and mental health counselor. Sherlina is very committed to community and youth advocacy where she has devoted a large portion of her research and social change efforts. She developed a webinar series that focused on college and career readiness for first-generation minority students as well as a yearly teen girls conference where she covered relevant topics (i.e. dating violence, self esteem, health, etc.). Sherlina has also been dedicated and committed to empowering whole communities. Sherlina has experience working with women, youth and families for over 15 years. According to Sherlina, social work is not just a profession; a career, but rather a part of you. She has a genuine love for helping people to recognize their potential; empowering individuals stems at the core of her social work values and commitment to the profession. Sherlina is currently working on several community efforts to address economic disparities within the school system and working with empowering “at-risk” adolescent females.