CV

Professional Summary

I am currently a professor/instructor at Howard University's Strategic, Legal and Management Communications teaching speech 101, and a Ph.D. candidate in Howard University’s Communication, Culture and Media Studies program. My research interest explores cultural phenomena in new media technologies, Black migration to foreign countries and health disparities. I'm interested in "cancel/call-out" culture, the Black experience in Russia and the Soviet Union, and fandoms.

Skills

Qualitative Research  Writing     InDesign    Field Research    Journalism Communications  Diversity & Inclusion  Invivio   Copy Editing

Quantitative Research  Historical Analysis    Data Collection    Mixed Methodology    Copy Editing   Strategic Planning   Python    SPSS 

Education

2019- Current

Howard University

Doctor of Philosophy - Communications, Culture and Media Studies - GPA 4.0

Dissertation: Seeing Red: A Phenomenological Analysis of Black Women in a Communist 1932 Russia Propaganda Film

2017-2018

Columbia University

Master of Science - Journalism - GPA 4.0

Thesis: Riker’s: An Aerial View Inside the Belly of the Beast

2013-2016

Pennsylania State University

Bachelor of Art – Print Journalism

Minor: Innovative Entrepreneurship

Research Experience

September 2021 - January 2022

UNICEF - UNAIDS Children

Junior consultant for the UNAIDS working on various reports regarding the status of children around the world with HIV/AIDS. Data specialist on upcoming report about the inequalities South African sex workers with HIV/AIDS and their children face due to their stigmatized professions.

May 2021 - November 2021

Air Traffic Organization: Federal Aviation Administration Diversity and Inclusion Department - Researcher

Working to support the communication and promotion efforts of the D&I team, to include D&I Quick reference guide, develop various communications platforms and support diverse team initiatives.

Jan 2020 - June 2020

Center for Educational Improvements/Yale University Initiative - Research Assistant

Researching information on K-12 youth mental health and childhood trauma for a monthly newsletter, blog posts and CEI tool kits​.

Teaching Experience

2019- Current

Professor/ Instructor

Full-time instructor for speech 101 class at Howard University!

Dec 2020 - July 2021

Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistant at the Jan and Niles Learning Center in Rockland County.

2018-2019

Teaching/Guidance

Full-time volunteer for AmeriCorps at the New Jersey Community Development Corporations - Paterson School No. 5 location.

Writing Experience

July 2021 - February 2022

theGrio

Weekend and night writer for online platform that focuses on Black culture, entertainment and breaking news.

January 2019 - March 2020

The Black Detour

Contributing staff writer for online news platform focused on black issues including politics, lifestyle, history and breaking news.

June 2017 - December 2019

Bronze Magazine

Writer for an online magazine that focuses on lifestyle topics related to women of color;

primary focus on the history of African American culture, beauty trends, food and recipes and fitness/health.

January 2020 - August 2020

USA Today - The Journal News/LoHud

Rockland county education reporter covering the eight public school districts in the county.

September 2018- November 2018

Miami Herald

Breaking news reporter for the Miami Herald covering crime, health care, Little Haiti and social issues

June 2018 - August 2018

Forbes Media

A member of Forbes Media’s education team focused on the Top Colleges project for 2018.