Professional Work Experience

Assistant Vice President for 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. 

Certifications and Education

Professional Certifications

SPHR

 CDE

Education

AM, PhD

Brown University

I spent five years 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.

 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.