Opal is a graduate student with the University of Illinois, Master of Social Work Leadership and Social Change program. By interning with Avenue CDC, she is excited to gain valuable experience working with a diverse team doing impactful work in the community. Opal’s previous experience as a case manager for children with specialized healthcare needs has given her a strong foundation in relationship building both with clients and community partners. She is eager to contribute to Avenue’s mission and upcoming projects. In her free time Opal enjoy’s hiking and exploring new places with her husband and two rescue dogs.