Originally from Placerville, California, AJ came to San Diego ten years ago to attend college. Following a brief career in fundraising for the San Diego Symphony and UC San Diego, AJ received a master’s degree in Social Work at Cal State San Marcos. AJ is passionate about counseling, social justice, and intersectionality. Previous social work experience includes case management at the Domestic Violence Program at CRC, and the Postpartum Health Alliance. They are currently working for both Palomar Community College and Community Research Foundation in therapeutic roles for young adults.