Timna Sheffey is in her second year of a graduate program pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. She is the mother of three daughters, her youngest of which died by suicide in February 2022 during her sophomore year in college. Timna graduated with a B.A. in
sociology from Northwestern University in 1987 and has previously worked in schools for 14 years as a 1:1 with children with emotional, physical, and intellectual disabilities.