Khalid comes to CSSW after nine years as an educator. He spent the past six years working at the Taft School in Connecticut, where he taught English, ran a lower school boys’ dormitory, and directed the winter play. Khalid also served as a faculty advisor to Shades, Taft’s affinity group for male-identifying BIPOC students. At Taft, he taught several self-designed senior electives: Boarding School Literature, African American Literature, and Literature of the Sea. He also taught Honors Middler English and American Literature. He attended Middlebury College in Vermont as an undergraduate, studying abroad for a semester at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Oxford. After graduating from Middlebury, he spent the first two years of his teaching career as a Teach for America Corps member in Mississippi. Khalid also holds a master of science degree in education from The Johns Hopkins University. He is excited to be at CSSW to begin his career as a social worker and aspiring clinician. He is extremely excited and humbled to be an MSW to Ph.D. awardee for the inaugural Social Work Pathways Initiative. His research interests include spirituality and faith in social work, access to therapy and treatment for black and brown people with developmental and learning disabilities, and prison education programs. He enjoys singing and watching crime shows when he is not reading for class.