Ms. Hurd received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at Gallaudet University, as well as her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She began her work at Gallaudet University's Mental Health Center in 2012. Prior experience includes internships at Deaf Community Services in San Diego, California providing case management, inidvidual counseling, and psychoeducational group counseling, as well as Deaf Hope in Oakland, California where she received training and certification in domestic violence.