I am student and multi-media artist getting a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology and a certificate in Culture & Media from NYU. An alumna of Barnard College of Columbia University, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 2017 where I received a B.A. in Africana Studies & Dance.
My intellectual curiosities are situated at the intersection of medical anthropology, disability studies, Mad studies, and Black feminist theory. As a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and an emerging scholar, my research addresses how perinatal mental health disparities contribute to the ongoing Black maternal mortality and morbidity crisis in the United States.
Where are you from? has always been a loaded question for me.
U.S.-born of Guyanese and Tanzanian-Indian parentage, I attribute my critical lens and intellectual curiosities to my multicultural home life and upbringing in Tanzania, Malawi, Trinidad, Switzerland, and France. As an adult, I have finally put down roots in New York City, the first place I have lived for almost a decade and the place I now call my home.
Lived Experience Researcher
Black Feminist Medical Anthropologist
Dancer | Poet | Photographer | Filmmaker
Mental Health Doula
Perinatal Peer Support Specialist
Maternal Mental Health Advocate