Mallory Owens received her Bachelor's degree as a 2015 graduate of Southern Illinois University. She decided to continue her education at SIU as part of the Advanced Standing Master's program with a focus on School Social Work. Mallory is from a small town and is currently completing her internship near there at the Dr. Nick Osborne Primary Center in Mt. Vernon. In the future, she hopes to continue working with children as a social worker in schools with greater knowledge and professional experience dealing with trauma due to the Trauma Based Behavioral Health Fellowship.