Nancy is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the Silberman School of Social Work (SSW), and the Director of Policy and Communications for Silberman Aging, a Hartford Center for Excellence in Diverse Aging. Her interest in the field of aging began in 1990 when she began volunteering for a hospice at home program on Long Island. Her close relationship to her grandparents when she was young further nurtured her passion for spending time with older people and working to ensure older adults have access to services that help them live how they choose. She has worked in the areas of caregiver support advocacy, health care reform, long term care, and case management. Currently, she teaches gerontology and community organizing classes at SSW. In her spare time she rides her bicycle and goes on walks and runs with her partner who is a visual artist. She also enjoys cooking vegan dishes and lounging around with her two cats.