Curriculum Vitae 

Areas of Interest:
Identity Development
Urban Education Systems
Sexuality and Race Relations
Social Psychology

Masters of Arts


CUNY: Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY, 2015


Bachelor of Arts:

Sociology, Psychology (minor), Photography (certifcation)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania,
Indiana, PA May 2013
Cum Laude


Delaware Valley Charter High School
Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Honors/ Awards 


Rose Goldstein Memorial Scholarship

Fall 2015


Dream Support Grant

National Society of Leadership and Success

Spring 2013

President’s Award (AmeriCorps)

Fall 2012


AmeriCorps Academic Scholarship

Fall 2012 & Spring 2013


Excellence in Service to Students
Spring 2012


Dean’s List 


Summer 2007 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & Fall 2012, 2013, 2014

Molly E. Bolling Scholarship

Spring 2011

Board of Governors Scholarship

Fall 2008- Spring 2012

IUP Department of Sociology Representative

Fall 2010

Corrine Menk Wahr Scholarship

Fall 2011- Spring 2012


May 2008

Philadelphia Inquirer Citizenship Award

May 2008

National Honor Society 

December 2006 – May 2008

University of Pennsylvania Summer Mentorship

Summer 2007

Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
-Contributing photographer and poet

Wellgates International Scholar

Spring 2012- present

Vivid Expressions Poetry Club
January 2012- January 2013

-Organized meetings and events, recruited new members and hosted open mics

Scholars in Service in PA

Spring 2011- Spring 2013
-Volunteered 800+ hours between several non-profit organizations.


Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program

Spring 2011-present

-Conducted scholarly research and presented research at local symposiums and national conferences.

National Society of Leadership and Success

Community Service Chair

Fall 2011 – present

-Organized volunteer opportunities and fundraisers to help and find local non-profits.

Damage Inc. Modeling Troupe

Fall 2011

IUP Pride Alliance  

Fall 2010 
-Provided creative ideas to bring members together and




“Future leaders of the classroom: Factors that influence senior education majors’

decision on where they will work once they enter the work force”
McNair Scholars Program June 2011-May 2013
- Quantitative and qualitative research methods

“Simply, Complexly Human: Effects of Stereotypes on the Self-Identity Development Process”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania [in progress]
-Qualitative, quantitative and visual research methods

“Acute Effects of Methamphetamine”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

“Effects of Caffeine and Alcohol of the water flea, Daphnia”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania



“Future leaders of the classroom: Factors that influence senior education majors’

decision on where they will work once they enter the work force”
Undergraduate Scholars Forum (Spring 2012)
Wisconsin McNair Research Conference (Fall 2012)
McNair Scholar Symposium (Summer 2011, 2012)

“The fate of our country won’t be decided on a battlefield, it will be determined in a classroom”
Social Research Methods I (Fall 2011)

“Who do you think I am?”
Racial and Ethnic Minorities (Fall 2011)

“Environmental Movement”
Social and Cultural Change (Fall 2011)

“Lower Class Living”
Contemporary Social Problems (Spring 2011)

“Java City”
Internet & Multimedia (Spring 2011)

Alcohol & Drug Abuse (Fall 2010)

“The Life of David Reimer”
Human Sexuality (Spring 2010)

“Slut! Growing up female with a bad reputation”
Human Sexuality (Spring 2010)

“Finding who you are sexually: The Life of a female growing up in society”
Research Writing (Spring 2010)

“A Women’s Strength”
Research Writing (Spring 2010)

“Effects of Caffeine and Alcohol on the Water flea, Daphnia”

Principles of Biology I (Fall 2010)

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