experience

r e s e a r c h_ I’m currently a freelance researcher with two educational equity nonprofits, ExpandED Schools and The RP Group. Prior to this, I worked on the qualitative arm of the IDEAL study at Columbia University, conducted gender and sexual minority research with The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, and helped bring the NYC Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive to fruition with Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics.

n o n p r o f i t s_ From 2015-2017, I was head of community for the trauma-informed social impact nonprofit, The Dinner Party, where I managed a global community of bereaved young people, developed a regional growth program, and kickstarted the community management team for our sister-org, The People’s Supper.

c r e a t i v e_ My early work experience was in floral design and providing operational support to UC Berkeley’s The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and UCLA’s The Hammer Museum.

v o l u n t e e r_ Throughout the last decade, I have been a literacy tutor to children from underserved areas (Reading Partners), an assistant to disabled children and adults (Ability First), and a Writing Mentor to women-identifying, trans, and gender nonconforming young adults (Girls Write Now). I’m currently a Regional Writing Juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and look forward to continuing to positively impact NYC creative youth communities.