Ever since Tasha Thomas was a teenager, she knew that she had a passion for working with youth. Tasha is currently sharing that passion as a Student Assistant Specialist with Caron Treatment Centers where she provides nicotine cessation prevention and intervention services to youth, schools, and parents in the Greater Orlando community. In this role, she facilitates psycho-educational support groups, classroom presentations, and training that provides information on substance use and healthy lifestyle choices. Tasha's background includes public speaking, diversity/inclusion training, crisis intervention, and youth program development and evaluation. Prior to her work at Caron, she spent the past 20 years providing support services for at-risk youth in the Orlando community, including nine years as a School Counselor.