Natalie Pearce, LMSW, recently joined the faculty of the School of Social Work as the Academic Advisor for the BASW Program. Natalie earned her MSW at Wayne State University in macro practice and her B.A. at the University of Michigan. Her background includes work with the aging services network at the administrative level, case management and psychosocial rehabilitation for community mental health agencies, and outreach, engagement, and case management for the homeless population with co-occurring disorders. In addition, she has facilitated numerous trainings on behalf of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Natalie is most passionate about serving underserved populations, diversity and inclusion efforts, social justice and advocacy, and the intersectional aspects of identity.