Taheera Blount is a doctoral student in Counselor Education at North Carolina State University. Taheera works a Professional School Counselor in Durham Public Schools. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina, Licensed School Counselor, and Nationally Certified Counselor. Her research interests include dropout prevention recommendations for school counselors and expressive arts in counseling. In May 2012, Taheera participated in North Carolina State University’s Study Abroad program to Ghana, West Africa.