experience

Research Experience: I am currently a researcher and consultant with two educational equity nonprofits, ExpandED and The RP Group, and an NIH-funded public health study at Columbia University. Prior to this, I conducted gender and sexual minority research with The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance, co-authored an NIH grant proposal on health disparities in LGBTQ opioid users, and helped bring the NYC Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive to fruition at Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics (INCITE).

Work Experience: I have worked in community-based leadership positions for the last 7+ years with civically-minded people and organizations. This includes my work as head of community with the social impact nonprofit, The Dinner Party, where I managed a global community of bereaved young people, developed a regional program, and kickstarted the community management team at The People’s Supper. Aside from my work with social impact nonprofits, I have also provided operational support to The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and The Hammer Museum and have a past life in floral design with the LA-based floral boutique, My Secret Garden.

Volunteer Activities: 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 an academic coach to low-income high schoolers (UPchieve). Currently, I am a Writing Mentor to girls and gender-expansive teens with Girls Write Now and a Regional Writing Juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. I look forward to continuing to positively impact NYC creative youth communities.