Professor Curry earned her doctoral degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, where her dissertation explored relationship development and disruptions between young adults transitioning out of the child welfare system and their child welfare workers. Curry is a licensed clinical social worker with over 16 years of practice experience in crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy, and case management.

Curry has provided clinical supervision within the fields of mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse in a variety of community-based and inpatient treatment settings. While at the University of Chicago, Curry taught the core clinical practice course required for all first year master’s students, and an advanced clinical practice course that she developed and conceptualized.