Janelle Stanley is as a school social worker in a public high school in Brooklyn. Before she was in schools, Janelle worked with children in palliative care. Prior to that, Janelle was a computer programmer and tech lead for a decade in international technologies and change management. She writes and presents on suicide, conflict de-escalation, and trauma-informed services. Janelle holds a second-degree black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate, and teaches self-defense workshops for women, LGBTQ groups, and others who are particularly impacted by violence.