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Professional Summary

I am currently a researcher and a college professor. 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.


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    Website Management   Public relations  Outreach and Relationship Building  Data Integrity  Survey Design  Crisis Communication  Communication and Negotiation  Public Relations  Digital and Social Media  Microsoft Office Suite  SEO and Analytics 



2019- 2022

Howard University

Ph.D. (Communication, Culture and Media Studies)
Dissertation title: “A Cultural Historical Analysis of Louise Thompson Patterson, Dorothy West and Constance White in 1932 Russia.”
Advisor: Dr. Tia Tyree 
Chair: Dr. Natalie Hopkinson 


Columbia University

M.S. (Journalism)
Thesis title: “Riker’s: An Aerial View Inside the Belly of the Beast.”

Advisor: Keith Gessen


Pennsylania State University

B.A. (Print Journalism; Minor: Innovative Entrepreneurship)

Research Experience

August 2021 - December 2021


  • Data specialist on a special report about the inequalities South African sex workers with HIV/AIDS and their children face due to their stigmatized professions.

  • Conducted research to gather background information for various projects, helping to ensure accuracy and relevance.

Jan 2020 - June 2020

Center for Educational Improvements/Yale University Initiative - Research Assistant

  • Supported CEI efforts of utilizing the latest education research into practical solutions school leaders can use to fast-track academic progress.

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

  • Provided literature reviews on topics such as equity in education, the effects of childhood trauma and self-care tactics.

Teaching Experience

August 2023—

Assistant Professor (Morgan State University)

Full-time faculty in the Department of Strategic Communication at Morgan State University, teaching event planning and strategic communication writing courses

January 2023 -

Adjunct Professor (Baruch College)

Instructor for a persuasion and public campaign course for the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.


Adjunct Professor (University  of the District of Columbia)

Adjunct speech professor in the Department of General Education teaching online speech courses throughout the summer.

August 2022 - May 2023

Adjunct (Morgan State University)

Adjunct in the Department of Strategic Communication teaching strategic communication writing, event planning and media literacy courses.

August 2019- May 2022

Instructor (Howard University)

Strategic communication instructor for undergraduate speech courses averaging 70 students per semester.

Dec 2020 - July 2021

Teaching Assistant (Jane and Niles Learning Center)

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


Teaching/Guidance (AmeriCorps)

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

Writing Experience

July 2021 - February 2022


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.

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