SCHOLAR. ARTIST. ADVOCATE.

Throughout my life I have pursued my passions in academia, creative writing, theatre, and volunteer work. I've dedicated myself to the pursuit of excellence in my studies in order to use my knowledge and creative talents to make change and progress in the world around me.

 

For a full description of my accomplishments in these paths please see below. 

SCHOLAR

  • First generation student

  • MS/PhD Student at Boston University

  • BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland

  • Certificate in Interview and Resume Writing from the University of Maryland

  • Certificate in Successful Interviewing from the University of Maryland

  • Certificate in Personal Branding from the University of Virginia

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow 

  • Published research in the Journal of Visualized Experience and Counseling Psychology Quarterly

  • Presented research at the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, American Psychological Association, and Association for Psychological Science

  • Course Consultant to Orebo University in Sweden

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

  • ESL teacher

  • Outstanding Achievements in Psychology Nominee

  • Byrd Student Leadership Award Nominee

  • Delegates Scholar

  • Presidential Honors Award

ARTIST

  • Published works:

    • Katie Kitty Wants a Hug - Children's Book​

    • Breathe - One-Act Play

    • The Coven - Young Adult Novel

  • Instrumental proficiency:

    • Voice​

    • Violin

    • Viola

  • Theatre roles:

    • "Julia" - The Wedding Singer​

    • "Bertha" - Ondine

    • "Miss Krumholtz" - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    • "Writer" - Laughing Stock

    • "Lucille" - Meet Me in St. Louis

    • "Fanny" - Sense and Sensibility

    • "Rhonda" - Our Miss Brooks

  • The subject of a Baltimore Sun documentary

  • Director of Breathe at 2014 Thespian Festival - Outstanding Show Award​

  • Superior scores at 2014 Thespian Festival and invitation to international festival

  • Superior Awards at All-State Choral Festival

  • Manchester Valley Dramatic Arts Award

ADVOCATE

  • Founder of Learning to Love - Educational Resource Hub

  • Featured Speaker at "Relain the Red" 

  • Former spokesperson for An Earthly Embrace

  • Donated over 300 toys to children living in My Sister's Place domestic violence shelter

  • Advocated for the Violence Against Women Act and for federal funding of domestic violence shelters

  • Led psychoeducational groups for children living in domestic violence shelters

  • Homeless shelter volunteer

  • Daffodils & Diamonds Charity Fashion Show model

  • Fashion for a Cure Model

  • Presenter to College Park City Council

  • Guest speaker on the Courtney Ferguson Show

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