Jyoti Sharma is a licensed clinical social worker that identifies as first generation, Asian-American. She started her professional journey at the University of Cincinnati and Saint Leo University where she gained an eclectic and generalist education of social work, receiving her bachelors degree from a CSWE accredited university. She then went on to complete her social work master degree at the University of Denver (DU).
At DU, Jyoti was involved in the Institute of Human Animal Connection, where she became certified in animal assisted social work. Jyoti completed study abroad in Kenya allowing her to work with and learn from diverse groups facing unique social and environmental challenges.
She has had the opportunity to be involved in social work research and development, publishing the impact of prison dog programs on participants and mood changes in virtual reality meditation in Alaska Prison system.
Jyoti has had previous work experience in the space of criminal justice reform with direct care work and advocacy. Jyoti holds the following degrees, credentials, and scopes of practice: