Alan is a LMSW who received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas and his master degrees in social work and criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has worked in a variety of research projects including the development of standardized tools for the measurement of substance abuse, identifying and implementing interventions to address mental health disparities in latinx populations, addressing transportation needs in vulnerable communities, and testing criminal rehabilitation interventions. Alan also gained clinical experience through practicums at the Arlington Community Health Center and UT Southwestern's outpatient psychiatry clinic. After finishing his master’s degree, Alan began working as the Behavioral Health provider for Baylor Scott and White's Community Health Clinic, where he provided mental health treatment for patients presenting diagnoses of depression, anxiety, PTSD, among others. Alan is now pursuing his PhD in social work at the University of Texas at Arlington.