I come to all of my work with a few built in ways of thinking about and understanding people, the institutions we create, and we ways that we relate to each other and our institutions. My systems analysis demands that I look at issues as being interconnected and begin with the assumption that all of our choices and actions can be understood better by understanding the systems that those actions are made within. I approach all of my work with a racial justice and oppression informed lens which means that I take into account the larger systems of oppression that are operating at the systemic and subconscious level within all of us and all of our institutions.