I am a Queens-based writer and editor with a passion for public policy. I moved to New York City to study design but soon refocused on the power of the written word. I have a BA in English Literature from Brooklyn College, where I also explored journalism, photography and multimedia storytelling.
In 2012, I was awarded a Gilman Scholarship to live in Paris, France while conducting research for an undergraduate thesis, "Female Writers of the African Diaspora and Their Influence on Cultural and Ideological Movements of the Early Twentieth Century."
Most recently, I worked at LaGuardia Community College as the President’s Honors Fellow, selected in a competitive process to serve as special assistant and advisor to the president at one of America’s largest and most diverse community colleges. Prior, I worked as a writer in LaGuardia’s Office of Marketing and Communications. I plan to continue working to create equity in higher education, with a special interest in prison education, reform and re-entry programs.
I have volunteered as a blogger for the Astoria Art Festival and as the first Features Editor of Idlewild, a Queens culture magazine. I am a Girls Write Now mentor in the Digital Mentorship Program, and I am Co-Founder and Coordinator of Caroling for Charity.