Hello and welcome!
This page will give you a short overview of some the work I’ve done in the academy and in my community. My curriculum vitae can be found here.
A bit about me:
I drink copious amounts of tea to get through the days, and consume a fair amount of sci-fi to get through the nights.
A recent graduate of Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, Oregon; with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a double minor in Black Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I’m a writer, artist, agitator, and organizer.
As a McNair scholar, my undergraduate research project was centered on a case study of the non-profit organization, Sisters in Action for Power, and its girl-led campaigns that brought together aspects of youth-adult partnerships and popular education to produce social change. My faculty mentors were Dr. Roberta Hunte and Dr. Derrais Carter.
Some of my past work has included putting a feminist slant on news by producing public radio shows with KBOO Community Radio’s Bread & Roses. I was the Pacific Northwest Regional Organizer for the #BlackLivesMatter 2014 Labor Day Ride to Ferguson, Missouri. I have facilitated workshops and presented my research at Portland Community College and PSU. In 2015 and 2016, I organized the annual Queer Students of Color Conference at PSU.
As a freelance writer I generate blog posts, press releases, ghostwrite articles, and provide other communications management expertise for local and national clients. I have been a regular contributor at PQ Monthly, and have had my work published on Black Girl Dangerous, For Harriet, and in Lightspeed: People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction!.
Currently, I do nonprofit fundraising in Portland, Oregon.