Shakira Harrell is a licensed Master social worker hailing from the Bronx, New York. She received her BA in Sociology from CUNY Hunter College and her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia School of Social Work (class of 2012) as well as a Master of Education from Arizona State University.
For over 15 years Shakira has worked in schools, homeless shelters, youth group homes and churches as social worker, case manager, counselor, and mentor. Though she has worked in various settings with different populations, Shakira is especially passionate about working with youth, children and families. She regularly advocates for social emotional learning and trauma informed practices in schools and sees this advocacy as an opportunity to educate, empower and prepare those coming behind her.