Dr. Lane is the founder of Almatine's Goodies, an initiative to support older foster care youth enrolled in post-secondary institutions. Previous experience also includes working as a contracted Mental Health Assessor in Philadelphia, PA, middle and high schools.
Dr. Lane has published scholarly articles in various academic journals, and book chapters have been presented at numerous national conferences. She has been awarded grants that focused on community development and academic success. She served as the Chair of the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education for the Council on Social Work Education and now an active member of the council. She is a founding steering committee member of Social Work Voices. Her interests include child welfare services and issues impacting youth who age out of foster care. She is an advocate for academic and social supports for African American youth who reside in low-resourced communities.
She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from West Chester University, PA, a Master of Social Work from Howard University, Washington DC, and a Ph.D. from Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD.