Sommer Albert, prevention specialist, is an expert community builder, youth educator, and trauma-informed facilitator. She has extensive experience offering suicide prevention education and initiatives in clinical, K–12, and higher education settings. She has a passion for community-based approaches to promoting mental health that integrate creative approaches (e.g., collaging, digital storytelling, journaling, movement work, poetry). She is deeply committed to ensuring that all communities have the resources and support they need to be self-sustaining.
As a member of EDC’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center team, Albert provides training and technical assistance on suicide prevention infrastructure to states and other key groups. She also develops virtual suicide prevention learning opportunities and training tools. Before joining EDC, she worked extensively in undergraduate and graduate school admissions, including serving as a minority recruitment student information specialist for the University of Washington School of Social Work.
Albert holds an MSW in Community-Centered Integrative Practice from the University of Washington and a BA in Gender & Health and Psychology, with a minor in LGBTQ+ and Sexuality Studies, from the University of Michigan.