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Nzinga-Ain Barberousse was homeschooled until college and remains engaged in the Chicagoland homeschooling community. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from UIC and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology – Counseling Practice from Roosevelt University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Nzinga has experience in projects and program management, including work as a LPC-eligible Adolescent Therapist (focusing on trauma, mood, and substance use), experience as a Legal Project Manager, and time as the Piano Program Director for the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute.

Nzinga is a passionate animal lover, particularly of reptiles and rodents, and has special interest in neuropsychology, especially in the areas of Autism and ADHD. In her free time, she teaches private piano lessons, enjoys reading, embroidery, and baking, as well as trying new restaurants, learning new languages, and traveling to new places. Nzinga values collaboration and open communication and is a team player, always looking for new opportunities to learn and grow, both professionally and personally.