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RESUME

Organized by Values

Current Work

  • 2022: American Indian Health and Family Services

  • 2020 to Present: Donawa Wellness, PLLC

Select Experiences of Co-Creation

  • 2019 -2022: Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC​

  • 2019-present: National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, Board Member

  • 2016-present: Healing by Choice!, Core Collaborator and Partner

  • 2018: Co-Facilitator, "Colorism, Queerness, and Bodies – Finding Our Dignity and Being able to Move Forward, Queering Racial Justice Conference, Detroit, MI

  • 2017 - 2018: Co-organizer, Healing Justice Track and Healing Justice Practice Space, Allied Media Conference, Detroit, MI

  • 2014: Black Lives Matter Healing Justice Practice Space, Ferguson, MO (article)

  • 2013-2014: Non-Academic Opportunities for PhDs, Michigan State University, Board Member

  • 2011-2013: The LatiNegrxs Project, Anti-Oppression Collaborative Blog and Online Platform, Co-contributor

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Invited Lectures

  • 2018: Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Ethics. Department of Philosophy, Oakland Community College, Southfield, MI.

  • 2012: Guest Lecturer, Womyn of Color: Radical Thought and Social Transformation. College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY

  • 2010: Guest Lecturer, Michigan State University Department of Psychology, Community Psychology 270, East Lansing, MI

  • 2007: Guest Presenter, Movements in Literature: Black Multiculturalism, Department of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Select Experiences of Transformative Growth​​​​

  • 2021-2022: The Firecracker Foundation, Holt, MI (Remote)

  • 2019: Central City Integrated Health, Detroit, MI

  • 2019: New Leaders in African Centered Social Work, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 2019: Health Services and Resource Administration - Substance Use Disorder Training, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 2017: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Programme for People of African Descent Fellowship, Geneva, Switzerland

  • 2017: Embodied Leadership/ Generative Somatics, Detroit, MI

  • 2016-2017: Detroit Equity Action Lab, Wayne State University School of Law, Detroit, MI

  • 2016: 'Just Practice' Community Accountability Training, Chicago, IL

  • 2016: Detroit Area Restorative Justice Center Training, Detroit, MI

Programming with Youth

  • 2016-2018: The Future Project at East English Village Preparatory Academy, Detroit, MI 2016-2018

  • 2017: Wayne State University Ralph Bunche Institute, Summer Youth Workshop on Healing (co-facilitated), Detroit, MI

  • 2012-2013: The College Ambition Program at Eastern High School, Lansing, MI sponsored by Michigan State University, College of Education, East Lansing, MI

Teaching Experience

  • September 2014 - December 2015: Instructor, Angolan Ministry of Public Administration, SIAC, English Language Learning Program, Luanda, Angola

  • July 2012 – August 2012: Instructor, Youth & Society 316, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

  • January 2012 – May 2012: Teaching Assistant, International Development & Change 161, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

  • May 2011 – August 2011: Teaching Assistant, Family & Society 315, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

  • May 2011 – August 2011: Teaching Assistant, Youth & Society 316, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

  • January 2010 – April 2011: Teaching Assistant, Methods of Social Research II 282, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

  • May 2010 – August 2010: Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociology 100, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

  • August 2009 –April 2010: Teaching Assistant, Criminology/Criminal Justice 220, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

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Select Research Experiences

  • 2007-2011: External Researcher, Voices of Our America Project™, Vanderbilt University under Dr. Ifeoma Nwankwo

  • 2009: "Defining Afro-Latin America," Book Review of George Andrew Reid's "Afro-Latin America, 1800 - 2000" here.

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Education

  • University of Michigan, Master's Degree of Social Work '19

  • Michigan State University, Master's Degree of Sociology '14 (ABD)

  • Wayne State University, Bachelor's Degree of Sociology '08