Dorcas Matowe has extensive work and volunteer experience in mental health and social services and has worked with multicultural populations of all ages. She served as a Board Member for the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy in FL, through which she advocated for policy changes affecting mental health services. As a doctorate student in Family Therapy, she was awarded the Dean Yang Alumni Changing Lives Scholarship and was also the recipient of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Minority Fellowship Award for two years. Her areas of interest include diversity and social justice, understanding families and communities from a systemic perspective, working with families dealing with illness, the impact of Social Determinants of Health on minority communities, and addressing the prevalence of racial and ethnic health disparities. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida and an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT.