As an MST survivor, Bonnie has strived to makes sense of this through her healing process. This challenge became difficult for her to find others that she could relate to. As time has past, she recognized there were many resources but not a lot of individuals knew about these organizations. She is determined to bring all these sources to one location so that it makes the next warrior sister or brother of MST easier to find the help they need.
Bonnie earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She will continue to serve veterans and their families that have been directly impacted by military sexual trauma in a virtual support group setting. She will continue to advocate for survivors as they navigate a system that is addressing the inequalities of victims within the armed services. Her professional background in practice management, business development, community outreach, marketing and training in conjunction with her drive to continue to advocate for veterans are the force that drives her to unify these resources and agencies supporting this population.
Bonnie is beginning her graduate studies in advanced clinical social work with Columbia University (CSSW) with a focus in Trauma and Mental Health. Her goals are to further research the impacts and best course interventions for those impacted by military sexual trauma, educate future professionals on understanding the challenges this population faces in seeking support and the development of best course directives in therapeutic services serving this population and their families.