I came to harm reduction work by way of homeless services and working with queer youth (after experiencing homelessness as a queer youth). The ideology and work instantly resonated with my own, which was heavily influenced by years of organizing, activism, protest, and punk rock. Given the needs of these communities, I quickly realized that I wanted to bolster my skill set. So, I became a registered nurse and did some collaborative work with CRA while in graduate school. I went on to work in a community clinic for homeless folks and then an emergency department at a community hospital. I'm pleased to bring my skills back home, so to speak, and am honored to be, once again, in the trenches on the right(eous) side of the drug war.