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In 2014, I became an Admissions Officer and the Coordinator of African American Recruitment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgetown University. I then went on to support students navigating postgraduate opportunities in the Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Resources at Georgetown. In my current work, I advocate for postsecondary access, affordability, and inclusion, developing content to assist in college access, college admissions literacy, equity, and inclusion.
I have shared her insights on postsecondary access, diversity, and inclusion in op-eds in the Huffington Post UK, University World News, The Hechinger Report and the 2016 White House Summit for Advancing Postsecondary Diversity and Inclusion. In spring 2019, I discussed the experiences of historically disadvantaged students attending elite institutions as a panelist at SXSW Education in Austin, Texas and as a panelist at College Board’s A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American conference in Los Angeles. My leadership and research have also been highlighted in specials on PBS Newshour and NBC’s 4 “Talk around the Town” and in the Cambridge Alumni Magazine, the Washington Post, and the University World News.
I continue my commitments to access and inclusion through my extensive work with Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to identifying and developing the academic and leadership potential of exceptional public high school students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. I served as Facilitator during the 2019 LEDA Summer Institute at Princeton University and serves as an External Admissions Reader with the program. I was also selected through a competitive application process to join the LEDA Policy Corps and spoke with staffers on the Hill in September 2018 about advancing higher education policy that serves historically underrepresented college students.