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My goal is utilize my skills and experience to help make a difference in the lives of people who are really in need. I have worked as a community organizer for the past 5 years in the South Bronx of New York City, with a focus on women empowerment and positive child and youth development through Hip-Hop Culture and Education. My strength is in program development –  developing and implementing inter-generational community educational programs. I am very good at understanding the problems within at-risk, under-served communities and devising solutions that entail a bottom up approach to  addressing them. I can also arrange and facilitate informational workshops for people of various communities and program stakeholders as well as organize various social activities to help them.


CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College/B.A. Sociology                                                             2015

  • Concentrations: African & African-American History/Political Science/Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education
  • Certifications: CITI Collaborative Institution Training Initiative                              2013

Completed Final Research Proposal: Hip-Hop Pedagogy: Student Support Services and Community Education Program and Research Proposal

Sociology Courses Included:

  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of the Family
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Social Inequality
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Urban Sociology
  • Advanced Methods in Social Research (301 and 303)
  • Studies in the Humanities and the Social Sciences: Hip-Hop and the Urban Crisis

CUNY Pipeline Program for Careers in College Teaching and Research               2015    Graduate Center, City University of New York  — New York, New York 

Program Components: 

  • Pipeline Summer Institute (PSI)
  • Monthly Colloquia
  • Research Project
  • CUNY Pipeline Research Conference

Completed Final Thesis Paper Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Universal Zulu Nation: Social Reformation through the New Philosophy of Afrikan Redemption. 


  • Ability to exercise good judgement, take initiative and work independently
  • Experience in community education, organizing and outreach
  • Experience in providing direct services to at-risk populations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse groups of individuals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project and program management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Excellent Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint skills


  • Resource Development: Fundraising & Grant Writing – AmeriCorps VISTA Classroom (Currently enrolled)
  • Introduction to Proposal Writing Online – Foundation Center Training – Certificate of Achievement, June 20, 2017
  • Introduction to Finding Grants Online – Foundation Center Training – Certificate of Achievement, June 20, 2017


AmeriCorps VISTA                                                                                                     2016-Present 

Title: Building Great Futures: Teen Programming  

Sponsoring Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula

  • Worked with operations team to conduct research for information and materials
  • needed to create new gang prevention programming
  • Successfully created and updated systems and processes needed for gang prevention programming
  • Developed and delivered informational presentations to operations team
  • Present proposed programs at meetings with organization stakeholders
  • Developed and implemented pilot program for gang prevention
  • Created new fundraising templates for teen leadership program
  • Created new teen programs
  • Created staff training manuals for new teen programs
  • Worked with resource development team on grant proposals and in-kind donation solicitation


Research Assistant                                                                                                           2012-2015 

Office of School & College Collaboratives, Herbert H. Lehman College/CUNY

  • Data Collection
  • Data Entry

Research Assistant                                                                                                            2013 

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, Herbert H. Lehman College/CUNY

  • Data Entry
  • Data Collection
  • Project Management
  • Created and maintained social media sites


Guest Lecturer: The Importance of Community Organizing – AAS/470 – Fieldwork in the African American Community/Lehman College – 2017

Facilitator: Hip-Hop Pedagogy Community Education Program (PQOTN) – East Bronx Academy for the Future Community School – 2015

Guest Lecturer: Women Empowerment through Hip-Hop Culture – Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars Program – University of San Francisco @ the Bronx Museum of the Arts – 2015

Special Skype Lecture: Women, Gender and Hip-Hop Culture – Visual Communication and Digital Media Arts Program (VCDMA), Bowie State University – 2015


Hip-Hop Pedagogy and Community Education for Positive Child and Youth Development                                                                                              January 2016 – Present


Words, Beats & Life: Remixing the Art of Social Change International Teach-In Presentation: Hip-Hop Pedagogy Community Education Program/Phenomenological Research Project/Washington D.C. – 2015

The Elements of Culture Performance Lecture Series @ Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education/Bronx NY – 2015

The Elements of Culture Performance Lecture Series @ The Bronx Music Heritage Center – 2015

Hip-Hop Pedagogy Community Education Workshop Series @ East Bronx academy for the Future Community School – 2015 

Herbert H. Lehman College – 2014

2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit & Indigenous Remembrance Day Community Outreach Initiative – ClassAction Student Group Collaboration with the Universal Zulu Nation 

ClassAction Student Group & Lehman Knights Chess Club Presents…. Synchronized Amateur Chess Tournament – ClassAction Student Group Collaboration with the Lehman Knights Chess Club    

2nd Annual At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Conference – ClassAction Student Group

After the Bachelors What’s Next… Masters or PhD? CUNY Pipeline Info Session  ClassAction Student Group Collaboration with CUNY Pipeline Program                       

Undergraduate Research Day Fair Spring 2014 – ClassAction Student Group  and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs                                                                                 

The Dean’s List Tour Traveling Hip-Hop Showcase – Hosted by ClassAction Student Group                                                                

After the Bachelors What’s Next… Masters or PhD.? CUNY Pipeline Info Session – ClassAction Student Group Lecture Series                                                                                

Herbert H. Lehman College – 2013

Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Elements of Culture Hip Hop Educational Summit ClassAction Student Group Collaboration with the Universal  Zulu Nation and Dept. African & African American Studies                          

At-Risk Intervention and Prevention Conference: Addressing Issues of Domestic Violence, Re-Entry & Homelessness – ClassAction Student Group Collaboration with the Department of Sociology 

ClassAction Student Group presents… Hip-Hop: Past, Present, Future Student Forum  ClassAction Student  Group                                                        

Who Is ClassAction?… Social Science Research Presentation – 5th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creativity Celebration                          

Undergraduate Research Fair Day Spring 2013 – ClassAction Student Group  Collaboration with the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs                                                                                                            


  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Urban Male Leadership Academy/CUNY BMI – Lehman College
  • Herbert H. Lehman Leadership Academy
  • Careers in Teaching – Lehman College
  • ClassAction Student Group – founding president/program coordinator
  • CUNY Pipeline Fellow – 2014 Cohort
  • Universal Zulu Nation – Department of Community Affairs Worldwide Program/Project Coordinator
  • Phoenix Queens of the Nation – Co-Founder/Director, Community Programs and Education