She also served as a liaison between the New York City Department of Education, the United Federation of Teachers, and public and private colleges as they collaborated to better serve teaching assistants with their educational/career goals.
She has conducted institutional research, written and secured grants, developed curricula, spearheaded collective bargaining achievements, and provided staff development/training to thousands of adult learners.
Thalia has also taught numerous advanced-level courses in developmental psychology at Empire State College/State University of New York, has spoken nationally about educational/career advancement, and has been a frequent and sought-after consultant for various organizations, institutions, and publishers of educational resources.
Thalia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Counseling from Syracuse University.
She is a Professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), a Professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and is a certified Title IX and ADA 504 Coordinator.