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Education

~ 2019 ~

PhD Student | NYU, New York, NY

Department of Anthropology

Certificate in Culture & Media

~ 2017 ~

B.A. | Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, NY

Major: Africana Studies | Minor: Dance

~ 2012 ~

International Baccalaureate | Campus des Nations of Ecolint, Geneva, Switzerland


Grants, Honors & Awards

~ 2021 ~

Graduate Studies Enhancement Grant | Social Science Research Council-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program

Scholarship for Perinatal Mental Health Certificate Training | Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color and Postpartum Support International (PSI)

~ 2019  ~

Graduate Research Fellowship | National Science Foundation

~ 2018 ~

Associate Fellowship | Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)   

Seed Grant | The Collaborative to Advance Equity through Research (CAETR) at Columbia University

~ 2017 ~

Summa Cum Laude | Barnard College of Columbia University

Membership | Phi Beta Kappa

Bold Organization Award for V-Day 2017 | Barnard College of Columbia University

Bold Student Award | Barnard College of Columbia University

~ 2015 ~

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) | Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Publications

~ 2021 ~

“Visions of Black Futurity Amidst the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Police Brutality.” Somatosphere


Speaking

~ 2021 ~

Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

Presented a paper titled “Visions of Black Futurity: The Politics of Self and Community Care at the Intersection of the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Police Brutality” on a panel addressing “Social Power and Mental Health” via Zoom

Medusa Graduate Student Union Conference, University of Toronto

Presented a paper titled “Visions of Black Futurity: The Politics of Self and Community Care at the Intersection of the Double Pandemic of COVID-19 and Police Brutality” on a panel addressing “Revolutionary Futurities” via Zoom

~ 2018 ~

Embodying Ancestry Presenter | CAETR Seed Grantee Presentation

Funded with a seed grant from CAETR, Embodying Ancestry was an ethnographic portrait series empowering women of color ages twenty to thirty in New York with methods in oral history, archival work, and embodied practice to explore their own ancestry

~ 2017 ~

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Regional Conference, Brooklyn College

Presented preliminary ethnographic research from field site in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Teaching

~ 2021 ~

Project LETS (Lets Erase the Stigma)

Taught a portion of a teach-in entitled “Disabled and mad histories of pathologization and how we fought back” to a live audience of 55 people

Prepared and presented a lesson entitled “The History of Hysteria: Unpacking Sanist Legacies of Sexism & Racism” via Zoom”

~ 2018 ~

Teaching Assistant | Barnard Africana Studies Department

Assisted in administering course managing archival materials, learning the Scalar platform, and organizing digital humanities sessions

Managed the digital humanities pedagogy by maintaining the class blog & readings, commenting on student posts, reviewing student work, and working with students on crafting their research projects

Created landing page for Digital Shange project & student book, co-wrote an introduction with the professor, and edited final projects

2015 – 2017

Public Speaking Tutor & Head Fellow | Barnard College Writing & Speaking Center

Developed curriculum on embodied speaking practice and overcoming speaking anxiety

Held one-on-one sessions which enhanced students’ abilities to deliver class presentations and boost confidence during interviews

Facilitated specialized professional development public speaking workshops for student and faculty

Led recruitment strategies to increase cohort diversity for the class of 2017 Speaking Fellow cohort


Training

~ 2021 ~

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care | Postpartum Support International

Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health | Maternal Mental Health NOW

Birth & Disability | Birth Advocacy Doula Trainings

~ 2020 ~

Peer Support Specialist | New York Academy of Peer Services

~ 2019 ~

Doula Mentorship, Birdsong Brooklyn

~ 2018 ~

Birth & Postpartum Doula | Carriage House Birth, Brooklyn, NY


Languages

Native: English

Advanced: Spanish, French

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