Cynthia Shackelford began with PLC 10 years ago as a TBS, and currently is a Bilingual RFP II (Trainer). Previous roles in other agencies include HR Coordinator, Mental Health Counselor, Treatment Planning Coordinator on a locked psychiatric unit, Administrative Director of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California, and Forensic Interpreter/Translator (Spanish) in Forensic Mental Health. She served as a Bilingual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Facilitator here for PLC. Personal and Professional lived experiences motivate her passion for Diversity and ongoing curiosity about relevant themes-Multigenerational Trauma, Resilience, and Post Trauma Growth. Most notably and related to D.E.I. is the training she received as a trainer during workshops presented by the internationally known Dr. Joy Degruy and author of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing.