I am not a stranger to VCU with over 17 years of university experience providing support to students and faculty as a financial manager, human resources administrator, program coordinator, analyst, researcher, and academic adviser. I have a bachelor's degree in urban studies and planning and a bachelor's degree in religious studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. In August 2011, I completed the requirements for the master's degree in adult learning. I use my learning in this field to conduct workshops on leadership and prepare high school students for research-related fields. In 2019, I began the journey to obtain a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the VCU SOE.
Since 2012, I have been employed part-time as a learning specialist and adjunct instructor at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, where I assist with researching methods to provide training to tutors and supplemental instructional leaders on effective instructional strategies to support students. I have designed and facilitated workshops and courses on a wide range of subjects, such as student development, social skills, communication, organization development, program evaluation and assessment, time and stress management, and critical thinking skills.
Outside of the university setting, I am the founder and director of Project Brothers and Sisters, Inc., a faith-based family literacy organization in Emporia and Richmond, Va. that provides outreach services to families and properly educates youth through various developmental projects and programs to find solutions to societal issues affecting underprivileged populations in rural and urban areas.
College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU, Excellence in Service Award, 2016
VCU Staff Senate Award for Diversity and Inclusion, 2020