EDUCATION American University, Washington, DC
Master of Arts. Philosophy, Expected May 2016
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Science, Philosophy, Expected August 2014
Minor | Sociology
EXPERIENCE District Leadership Program Washington, DC June 2014 – Present
As an intern in the Office of Family and Public Engagement, I am responsible for event coordination support
Providing engaging and dynamic customer service as a Sales Associate at Urban Outfitters, I am responsible
As a sales associate in the Men’s department, I was responsible for sales floor upkeep, presentation and
As a District of Columbia Public Schools UELIP Associate, on the Teacher Retention & Recognition team, in
as OFPE is the leading communications and community engagement hub of District of Columbia
Public Schools. Concurrently, I am developing a computer-based tracking tool that will allow
OFPE to chronicle and document its ongoing community engagement efforts and events. This
Community Engagement Tracking Tool will store data gleaned from these events, such as
community feedback, and measure the impact of OFPE’s outreach initiatives. This data will then
be available for rapid access to be included in accountability reports to the Chancellor of DCPS
and DC City Council.
Urban Outfitters, Inc. Washington, DC March 2014 – Present
for greeting customers, helping them to clean and accessible fitting rooms, and monitoring sale
floor activity and presentation.
Strategic Community Intervention, LLC. Rochester, NY December 2013 – Present
Founded by Rochester’s 64th
firm that specializes in community engagement and collaborative decision-making. As a research
associate, I serve SCI in investigating and compiling information reports on our client’s specific
community-centered issues, and support the firm in understanding the competing interests of the
Burlington Coat Factory Silver Spring, MD Oct 2013 – Nov 2013
quality customer service. Stocking the sales floor, performing cashier duties during increased
business activity, and manning fitting room facilities rounded out my occupational obligations.
Urban Education Leaders Internship Program Washington, DC Jun 2013 – Sept 2013
the Office of Human Capital, I contributed to two teacher professional development initiatives:
2013-14 LIFT Guidebook updates and revamping the Meet Up leadership program.
Responsibilities included text editing, intra- and inter- agency communication and collaboration,
program management, research and development, and qualitative and quantitative analysis.
RIT Reporter Magazine Rochester, NY Sept 2011 – May 2013
Contribute to the campus student-run publication, by collecting, analyzing, and disseminating
information on contemporary issues relevant to the RIT community. Cover a variety of topics
such as capital punishment, current events, and other RIT-related stories.
Best Buy Co., Inc. Rochester, NY Jul 2010 – Jun 2011
Worked with an inventory team to help receive and unload trucks bearing Best Buy retail
merchandise. Performed sales floor stocking, down stocking, and overstocking duties.
Career Pathways Summer Program Washington, DC Jun 2009 – Aug 2009
Robotics/Engineering Program Instructor
Instructed a class of high school students in the fundamental concepts of object-oriented
programming (OOP) using Robot-C software and Lego Mindstorms robot building kits.
ACTIVITIES 2013 Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, Undergraduate Fellow, Rutgers University, New
Brunswick, New Jersey
2013 Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) Conference, Student
Assistant, Rochester, New York
2012 Iris Marion Young Diversity Fellow, Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute
(PIKSI), Pennsylvania State University,
2008 Hearst Foundation, United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), Student Delegate,
Washington, DC, March