Lionel Petion joined the Brilla team as a social worker in 2021. Lionel graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2018, where he received Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. During his four years at Plattsburgh, Mr.Petion developed a passion for working with kids and helping others. He worked as a youth coach for two years a DREAM academy, which led him along the path to becoming a social worker. Lionel than began to pursue his Master’s degree in Social work at the University At Albany. Originally from New York, NY Lionel loves spicy foods and basketball. His favorite team is the Los Angeles Lakers, Lionel is a huge Kobe Bryant Fan. He also loves listening to J. Cole and spending time with his family and friends.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge”

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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