CV

Professional Summary

I bring a unique perspective of someone who has worked in health journalism, for a health system, and whose spent countless nights explaining how policy influences our life at The Hill, Vox and USA TODAY. Nothing fills me up more than opening minds and driving change. 

 

Since a huge part of my identity has always been expressed through storytelling, I will continue speaking up for the issues that matter most to me.

 

I have built a career for myself as a versatile writer with an adaptive approach.

Skills

Content Strategist  Health Communications Expert     Message Development     Digital Media Expert    Connector     Writer     Catalyst     Storyteller     Communication     Mental Health Advocate     Writer

Workshops and

Speaking Engagments

2019

Healing Futures Fellowship Commencement (DC Health, Office of Health Equity). Commencement Speaker

Presentation Topic: Scaling Social Networks for Community Engagement: Shifting Conversation from Capacity Building to New Frontiers

2019

USA TODAY-Affiliated Urban Health Media Project

Presentation Topic: Mental Health: Effects on Today's Teens

http://urbanhealthmedia.org/mental-health-effects-on-teens/

2011

National Association of Black Journalists Convention, Digital Journalism Taskforce Presenter

Presentation Topic: Creating Twitter Intrigue for Digital-First Audiences

Professional Certifications

2018

Mental Health First Aid

Professional Associations

Center for Plain Language

Society for Health Communication

National Association for Black Journalists

Education

Howard University, Washington D.C.

B.A., Print Journalism with concentration in Political Science