Shay White’s whole story is a story of resilience. At a young age she recognized that a life of poverty was no fun, and opportunities to positively impact change are few and far between. She grew up in Louisiana and is the first in her family to graduate high school. Shay earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Oral Roberts University and went on to achieve a Masters from OU, also in Social Work. Shay chose Oklahoma as her home where she started her career and currently serves as a licensed mental health provider for elementary aged children in public schools. Through her studies, volunteer work, and community involvement she has become passionate about issues affecting our families and children in Oklahoma. Building on a diversified background of Social Work in both community and clinical practice, Shay is a champion of advocacy, civic engagement and grassroots organizing. She has the courage to speak up and help others by addressing key issues.