Linda is currently a graduate student from the Sociology Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She graduated in 2019 with her Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology with a concentration of Diversity and Social Justice, Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice and minored in Spanish. Her educational background consists of learning the social influences that language has on immigration communities, policies and procedures in the St. Louis area. Since 2020, Linda has been working as a suicide crisis intervention specialist at a behavioral health organization located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri.
Linda has been trained and given an opportunity to explore multiple ways to learn how to communicate in a more open-minded and impactful technique to deliver successful interventions. Over time, Linda has been a part of some research projects for the crisis center to better assist people who are experiencing either a mental health or natural disaster crisis. Since Linda has a mental health background, she has been dedicating her time and graduate research on learning the types of resources or education that are being provided to minority communities to end the stigma revolving around mental health.