University of California San Francisco, 2016-present

Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology

Minor: Palliative Care

Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013-2015

Master of Science, Bioethics 3.88 GPA

Thesis: Informed Consent Templates: Biomedical Human Subjects Research and Medical Education

Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, 2008-2012

Bachelor of Arts, Dance, Sociology, and minor in Ethics 3.87 GPA, Magna cum Laude

Thesis: Teaching Dancers to Dance: The Incorporation of Multiple Intelligences Theory in Curriculum for 

Dance as an Art Form



Student Peer Editor, UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco — September 2016 - present

Report to Scientific Writing Program Coordinator

Edit student assignments, academic papers, fellowship applications, and related work

Assist with general paper organization, grammar, flow of ideas, and APA format for student work

Communications Intern, Idealist and Idealist Careers, New York — April 2016-September 2016

Research, write, and publish 26 original articles on social impact work and nonprofit careers

Review, assess, and edit submissions from contributing writers

Develop a formal “Contributing Writers Program” to be implemented Winter 2016

Develop original graphics and content for, as well as manage, the Idealist Careers social media accounts

Foster partnerships within Idealist, with outside organizations, individuals/leaders in social impact work

Women’s Cancer Services, The LGBT Center, New York — 2014-2016

Community outreach for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender women with a cancer diagnosis

Develop new programming (wellness workshops) and applying for grant funds

Research topics, schedule guest facilitators, and oversee wellness workshops for participants

Promote, evaluate, and improve support groups and other cancer-specific programming

Screen relevant articles, research reports, and resources to distribute

Develop newsletter, promotional, and educational materials

Prepare and give presentations 

Personal Assistant, Music Therapy Practice, New York — 2013-2016

Conduct music therapy literature reviews to improve the practice and implement new strategies 

Update written materials and website design for the practice

Health Literacy Intern, Columbia University Medical Center, New York — 2014-2015

Design and implement a research protocol evaluating health literate consent templates 

Compile data to write research reports and an original manuscript for publication

Collaborate in discussions and implementation of efforts to improve IRB efficiency

Executive Assistant (Founding Member), Voices in Bioethics Journal, New York — 2013-2014

Research, write, and edit original articles on diverse Bioethics related topics 

Directing communications/developing outreach strategies for staff members and journal submissions

Professional Dance Artist, various locations — 2006 - present

Professional level training in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, traditional dances, and more

10 years of experience teaching classes, ages 2 and up, in dance and related art forms

Credits include freelance work and company work

Performance forms include site-specific, stage, theater (acting incorporated), dance film, and music video

Costume design, construction, and maintenance

Experience with diverse health-specific populations including: teens with sickle cell disease, young adults with 

physical and/or cognitive disability, youth and aging populations with cancer, deaf/hard-of-hearing youth



Introductory quantitative research (R & RStudio, STATA, Excel), qualitative research methods, social media management, MS Office, Google+, iWork, introductory French, introductory ASL, childcare, AED/CPR certified


The GIRL Project: Oakland self-empowerment programming for pre-teen and teen girls

CoachArt: Los Angeles, Oakland arts/recreation programming for children with chronic illness

Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need: Tanzania education, health, and social care for girls and young women


Student Events Officer Associated Students of Graduate Division UCSF 2016-present

Sociology Co-Rep SocPop Consortium UCSF 2016-present


Summer Leadership Institute Scholarship Urban Bush Women

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship University of California system 2016-present

Conference Presentation Grant Columbia University 2015

MANCC, Holly Johnston Florida State University 2012

Countertechnique Intensive Grant Bodytraffic Dance 2011

Alternative Breaks Scholarship Loyola Marymount University 2009

Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society Loyola Marymount University 2009-2012

Arrupe Scholarship Loyola Marymount University 2008-2012

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Loyola Marymount University 2009-2012

The Learning Community Loyola Marymount University 2009-2012

Academic Community of Excellence Loyola Marymount University 2008-2012



Prevalence and commonalities of informed consent templates for biomedical research

Research Ethics, SAGE Journals June 2016



Drawing upon our African roots in countering implicit bias in the workforce

The Association of Black Psychologists July 2017

Dances on Disclosure: Discussing the Intersection of Medicine and Mortality Through Dance

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities October 2015



Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening and Wellness New York, NY

Pediatric Transgender Care for the Clinical ProviderLafayette, CA

Columbia University IRB Educational Conference New York, NY