R e s u m e
Howard University Ph.D. Student
Program: Culture Communications and Media Studies
August 2019 - Current
August 2017 - May 2018
Degree Obtained: Master of Science
The Pennsylvania State University
August 2013 - December 2016
Major: Print Journalism
Minor: Innovative Entrepreneurship
Degree Obtained: Bachelors
September 2012 - June 2013
Courses Taken: Psychology, English and Speech
Ramapo High School
September 2009 - June 2013
Degree: High School Diploma
BodiedbyScorp - CEO/Founder
Owner and creator of an online fitness website. The website offers customized weight loss plans to customers. Proceeds of profits will go to a scholarship for a Ramapo High School senior who shows exemplary involvement in their community. (2016 - Current)
Howard University - Lecturer/Professor
Speech 101 (SMLIT 101) professor at Howard. Teaches undergraduate speech class to 70 Howard students. Classes include preparation for three speeches (informative, introduction and persuasive), instructions on various speech techniques, analyzing and learning communication methods and cultivating effective team/group dynamics for team projects.
- Developed syllabus and overall course structure including weekly curriculum and administered all grades.
- Facilitated students into learning effective communication skills and applying skills to various speeches.
- Creates group and individual assignments to help students develop their oral communication skills in three main categories. (August 2019 - Current)
Jan and Niles Learning Center - Assistant Teacher/Floater
Teaching assistant at learning academy in Rockland County. Assist lead teacher in:
- Creating weekly curriculum for toddlers ages 3-4 years old
- Facilitating instruction on teaching basic ELA, math and art activities with students
- Provides educational and development support for students
- Upkeeps classroom with proper COVID procedure and requirements
- Leads daily activities with students
(December 2020 - Current)
Center for Educational Improvements/Yale University Initiative - Research Assistant
Research Assistant for the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) Childhood Trauma Learning Collaborative with Yale University. The Center for Educational Improvement is dedicated to translating the latest education research into practical solutions school leaders can use to fast track academic progress. Our efforts support school leaders as they work with their communities to create a 21st-century vision for their schools, setting the foundation for relevancy. It is also an important step in creating a culture and context for students to become enthusiastic life-long learners and leaders.
- Researching information on K-12 youth mental health and childhood trauma for a monthly newsletter, blog posts and CEI tool kits
- Editing textbook chapters
- Performing a literature review on a specific topic
- Analyzing data from the S-CCATE and/or S-CCATE Supplement
- Retrieving materials for workshops and webinars
- Finding background research on a topic, intervention, etc. (January 2020- June 2020)
The Journal News/ Lo Hud - Reporter
Rockland county education reporter at LoHud.com covering the eight school districts in the county. (March 2019 - August 2019)
Americorps - Volunteer
Full-time volunteer for Americorps at the New Jersey Community Development Corporations -Paterson School No. 5 location.
Educates students in grades K-6, in English language arts and elementary arithmetic.
Provides daily instructional support in classrooms and collaborates with teachers on lesson plans.
Advises students one-on-one and in small groups of 10-15 who need extra assistance.
Coordinates a comprehensive case management system for students requiring additional assistance in areas, such as homework, social/emotional development, personal growth, college applications, etc.
In charge of assessing the educational progress of assigned students; noting any grade changes, hours they were advised and recording their feedback from our sessions.
Compiles a monthly report on each student to track progress. (November 2018 - March 2018)
The Black Detour - Contributing Writer
Contributing staff writer for online news platform focused on black issues including politics, lifestyle, history and breaking news.
Covers historic/prominent black icons and black history in America that are not mainstream or covered in American public-school systems, through profiles and feature pieces.
Writes opinion pieces on black culture and social issues in American society and media
Upcoming series on successful black artists, actors, musicians and academics who have committed suicide via drug overdose or other means, through miniature biographies of each person to shed light on the importance of mental health. (January 2019 - March 2020)
Editor-in-Chief/Immigration Policy Researcher - CEO/Founder
Director of a non-profit organization focused on sharing immigrant stories. I created and designed the website, run social media and was appointed Editor-in-Chief for our bi-monthly magazine. Recently, I began doing research about immigration policy for different countries in Africa and will produce reports for Safari Yangu annually. (August 2017 - Current)
Pink Entourage - Communications Manager
In charge of running the entire marketing/communication department and social campaigns for a New York salon. Creates all online visuals, produces and promotes salon products and salon content through different mediums. Assistant ingredient researcher and business admin assistant: performs accounting tasks, develops strategies to reach sales goals, implementing and accessing current policies and developing reachable goals. (May 2014 - Current)
Bronze Magazine - Staff Writer
A reporter for an online magazine focused on women of color and minority issues. In charge of producing pieces weekly on fitness, health, beauty, news, politics and various other issues. Responsible for conducting interviews with various celebrities and feature individuals. (May 2017 - December 2019)
Haitian Times - Freelance
Freelancer for the Haitian Times, an online newspaper solely focused on the Haitian community in America and Haiti. Covered local stories in New York and immigration policy. (March 2018 - December 2018)
Miami Herald - Reporter
A daily reporter for the Miami Herald covering little Haiti, daily news and culture writing. (September 2018- November 2018)
Forbes Magazine - Education
Writer for Forbes Magazine's education sector; editing America's Top College List for 2018, assigned over 160 colleges. (June 2018 - August 2018)
Use Scoop - Editorial Writer/Social Media Coordinator
Writer for sustainable living non-profit, that offers clothes pickups for donations across the country. Writers articles on sustainable living, national recycling efforts, eco-friendly business and upcycling. (October 2017 - May 2018)
ColigoCo - Staff Writer
Writer for a company focused on bringing companies to non-profit organizations; bridging the gap between the two accompanied by a blog that shows celebrities, organizations and companies that do philanthropic events, fundraisers or donations to media view. Showing a light on philanthropy and giving back. (June 2017 - February 2018)
Vera Bradley - Sales Associate
Part-time sales associate for bag/apparel brand. In charge of customer service, assisting story set up and closing store. (February 2017- December 2017)
Motivate Art (Web) - Intern
Consulted and managed internal branding for the creative consulting company. Worked right under the CEO to implement new concepts to grow following including; social media campaigns, revamping the website and engaging consumers. (January 2017 - April 2017)
Blasting News (web) - Contributing Writer
Writer for online news platform. Writes about trending topics related to news and world issues. The 145th most visited website in the world (Alexa Ranking), counting on 100+ million monthly unique visitors and 1 million blasters from 34 countries, who publish 22.000+ original news each month in 24 different languages. (January 2017- June 2017)
TailgatingisGood (web) - Core Leader/Student Representative/Employee
Job Description: Leader for a startup company focused on selling apparel with the tailgating brand. The company is a service company that wants to bring money into the college by giving a $15,000 scholarship to a Penn State student. My job includes designing ideas for apparel or getting outside designers to make new designs. Going out to tailgates and promoting the company with fun games and free give outs. Creating pitches to local companies for sponsorships and sitting in negotiating meetings. Collecting students to work with the company during football games and supervising students during the process. Reaching out to student clubs to partner with the company on fundraising ideas. (August 2016 - December 2016)
College Athletic Clips (website) - Intern
Job Description: Helped create a database for a collegiate sports website. Co-wrote and helped aggregate sports news for the website and made a condensed version for emails. (May 2016 - August 2016)
The Pennsylvania State University - Teaching Assistant
Job Description: Helped organize and instruct a 400 level women's study class about race, gender and sexual orientation in the media. (January 2016 - May 2016)
Lion and Cub (Apparel Store) - Sales Associate
Job Description: Cashier and sales associate for Penn State apparel store. In charge of customer service for the store and checking out customers. (August 2014 - December 2016)
Pollock Commons (Dining Hall) - Cashier
Job Description: Cashier at Penn State dining hall. In charge of catering to 3000 plus students a week. Also, responsible for keeping dining commons clean and closing cash register. (August 2013 - December 2015)
State College Area School District - Intern
Job Description: Communication intern; helped with re-doing the website and making it more readable by students and adults. Also helped rewrite sections and condensing redundant pages. Helped implement new social media strategies to reach their audience (students) better. (August 2015 - December 2015)
Greater Monsey Area Soccer - Soccer Coach
Job Description: Instructed and coached boys ages 5-7, on the fundamentals of soccer during a 6-week summer program. Implemented teamwork ethic and very basic soccer skills while engaging the boys in soccer. (2012-2013)
Auntie Annie's Pretzels - Cashier
Job Description: Cashier at pretzel shop in the Palisades Mall, West Nyack NY. Duties including running the cash register, answering all customer service questions and closing down shop. (2010)