Nyshourn is from California, born and raised in Los Angeles. She's been a practicing social worker for over 20 years. Social work was a means of survival as she pursued her undergraduate degree as a single parent and soon she realized that it was her calling. Nyshourn moved to Michigan with her three children to acquire her MSW in the late 1990s.
She has worked in a variety of settings from groups homes, to running a sober living home & the Ann Arbor downtown shelter for many years, to doing therapy with both youth and adults who faced issues with drug and/or alcohol. She also ran groups with individuals that committed retail fraud along with working with juvenile sex offenders.
The heart of her work has been with disenfranchised populations who battle daily struggles of poverty, underemployment and systematic barriers as well as struggle with substance abuse and/or mental illness. Assisting people in thriving and acquiring a better quality of life is very important to Nyshourn.
|2001||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1998||BA||Black Studies & Sociology||University of California, Santa Barbara|
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106