Micki is passionate about improving the lives of children, youth and families that have been impacted by the collateral consequences of poverty, incarceration, and social marginalization.
A social worker and designer, Micki has extensive experience utilizing clinical intervention and design-led programming to initiate behavior change.
She is deeply interested in understanding the specific factors and attributes that contribute to personal resiliency, and finding ways to harness these attributes in order to build stronger communities. She is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to complex problems and changing traditional practices that stigmatize and oppress certain groups of people.
Currently, she is seeking to understand the motivators and influencers on decision-making when it comes to the use of an HIV prevention drug amongst female sex workers and men who have sex with men in Nairobi. Her extensive background in counseling and program design means that she thrives in establishing real, human connections in order to design and execute effective research, deeply understand user experience, and ultimately translate this into deep and meaningful insights that allow for the generation of impactful and sustainable solutions.
Micki has international experience working with government departments and legal entities, as well as private institutions, most frequently in the fields of mental health, child welfare, criminal justice, and social services.