Pashyon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. As a therapist, she counts it a privilege to support others on their journey to wholeness. She aims to create a safe and inclusive space for her clients. Before becoming a therapist, she spent almost a decade advocating in the world of human services, which included working with college students, military families, and unhoused families.
Pashyon connected with the HOST program during her tenure at Wake Technical Community College. She served as the program coordinator for the Fostering Bright Futures program at Wake Technical Community College. The program supports young adults who have experienced the foster care system with their transition into higher education. She assisted students from application to graduation and led the program’s recruitment efforts to increase the student population and visibility across the college and local community. She evaluated and restructured the program’s framework to better serve students’ current needs, including housing, employment, and other basic needs. She was appointed to serve on the National League of Cities (HOST) cohort to support the removal of barriers to basic needs for all college students in the local community.
Pashyon is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) and understands how vital it is to find community in college. She is honored to return to higher education advocacy and to work with the HOST program. She believes innovative programs like HOST will continue helping students reach their full potential in college and beyond.