Cory M. Carline


First Nations Education Doctorate Student

Therapeutic Programs Specialist

'It is essential to dream and to remember what power you have in being a whole human being, by examining your worldview assumptions and actions. A whole human being embraces a worldview with the understanding that we are all intimately interconnected.'

- Dr. Anita Sanchez, Mexican-American and Aztec

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Their background encompasses working with at-hope children, youth, and families across the lifespan as a teacher, consultant, and social worker. They are an instructor of various early childhood-focused courses including the Pyramid Model: Social & Emotional Development for Young Children and Strengthening Families Framework. In their position as Therapeutic Programs Specialist, they support the operations of the HIRWI clinic, including mentorship and guidance for counseling interns serving victims of crime. Cory offers counseling and consultation services for our LGBTQ2S+ victims of crime. 

They are a survivor of intergenerational trauma and are committed to strengthening familial connections, cultural preservation, and always respecting one's story as sacred. Their roots grew in kinship with a warm-hearted family and community in Oneida, Wisconsin. They encourage Cory to serve with gratitude our most vulnerable and oppressed populations, especially our Native American relatives. Their previous graduate research emphases were on best practices for serving our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) & two-spirit (2S) relatives, with a particular focus on our transgender non-conforming (TGNC) community in Social Work and Clinical settings. ​Cory identifies as Mexican-American, Nahua & Tarahumara; and English, Scottish, & Norwegian ancestry.

Cory completed their Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at UW-Green Bay, focusing on clinical practice, and achieved an Advanced Practice Social Worker (CAPSW) license. Cory is completing their doctoral studies at UW-Green Bay in First Nations Education and Clinical Social Work licensure with HIR Wellness. 

Ma totahtzin anmechmopieli 
[May the Sun take care of you]