Hillary was a school social worker for thirteen years working with students in an elementary school setting. Through her time as a school social worker, Hillary was both a tier one and tier two PBIS coach and a member of the district's problem-solving team. Her specialty is working with students with a trauma history as well as disruptive behaviors. Hillary became a certified trauma trainer in 2018 through STARR Commonwealth. Hillary graduated from Illinois State University in 2009 with her master's in school social work.