April Williams is studying for her Master's in Social Work at Loyola University. She grew up in New York City and was raised in a Caribbean-American household. April witnessed the effects of violence, inadequate resources, and social injustice on migrant and minority communities. Her interaction with Latino peers and community members influenced her to become a proficient Spanish speaker. She spent over 12 years working in various communities as a teacher before deciding to focus on a career in social services. April has helped children and their families navigate school and foster care systems. She seeks to continue promoting the importance of quality mental health resources in marginalized communities. April believes in the healing power of sharing one's story and strives to create a space for those stories to be heard. She enjoys meeting and connecting with people from all walks of life. She is passionate about anything that allows creative expression. April hopes to utilize the creativity of the arts as a way to help others heal.