My academic background is in broadcast journalism, communications, and writing. After completing my degree, I worked for Department of Defense as a contractor for Langley Air Force Base Library. There I focused on assisting the children’s and young adult book selections. After that I worked as a reference assistant librarian at the Hampton Virginia City Public. At both locations I over saw and helped organize and promote projects for community outreach and involvement such as – the Freedmen Bureau Project workshops and Summer Reading events.
After leaving Virginia my family and I moved to Georgia. There I began working from home as a foreign English teacher virtually as well as teaching preschoolers in person. I enjoyed working with children and saw the benefits of building strong bonds with young people of all ages. Within the my community I volunteered with young women ages 11-18 with developing their inner strengthens and personal character, finding and building a supportive network, and learning how to adapt and react to real world experiences. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of the different young people I have worked with and helped shape.
I am beyond excited to be part of the KP catalysts team and the work of building equity in all settings for young people to thrive and find their inner strength. It is a pleasure to work as their Social Media Director for Changing the Odds Remix Podcast and as a Communication Specialist for Knowledge to Power Catalysts.
Shortly after graduating with a degree in microbiology , I started my career as microbiologist/quality auditor in the medical device industry. For 3 years, I was exclusively immersed in data reconciliation and standard research to ensure all products were compliant to safety standards. Due to this work experience, I became detail oriented and sharpened my skills in reconciliation, prioritization, critical thinking and project management.
Then after my family moved to Colorado and welcomed our first child, I made a career change and took on a role as executive assistant to a medical device / big box wholesale importing company accommodate our new family dynamic. I enjoy working with people who are passionate about what they do and are full of knowledge and wisdom. In my new career role, I am able to utilize the skills I have learned in my previous career to de-burden others and maximize their time to do greater and bigger things.
I love being a part of the KPC team. I’m invigorated by our mission and culture of learning. I’m inspired by the impact we are delivering and will continue to bring to the youth community.