Professional Work Experience

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Brown University

I worked with academic and administrative departments to develop strategies to advance inclusion and belonging for all members of the university community through collaboration, well-defined metrics, and training resources.

Associate Director

The Leadership Alliance

This position allowed me to encourage students to pursue their goals on a regular basis while effecting institutional change in partnership with organizations across the nation. I gained invaluable experience building partnerships with minority-serving institutions and developing professional development programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Policy and Program Task Manager

Ripple Effect Communications

I built on my experiences with the federal government as a science policy and communication consultant. I enjoyed working closely with NIH administrators who were dedicated to support diversity in the biomedical research workforce.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow

National Science Foundation

I transitioned into a full-time science policy and communications role through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. As a fellow, I worked at the National Science Foundation to improve communications for the BIO Directorate. During this time, I also worked with the Education and Human Resources (EHR ) Directorate to conduct a portfolio analysis of federal programs intended to improve the diversity of the research workforce. 

Education 

2012| MA, PhD

Brown University

I spent five years of my life applying analytical chemistry tools, like mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography, to understanding how proteins respond to different cellular stressors. That research earned me two publications and a Doctorate in BioAnalytical Chemistry.

2007| BS

Clark Atlanta University

I am a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University. This is where I learned the importance of representation, the power of mentorship, and impact of community. These lessons keep me centered in every facet of my life.