Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Maryland College of Education, studying Higher Education. My research interests include anti-racist pedagogy, critical consciousness building, and experiences of Black students in predominately white institutions.
The aim of my work is to conduct critical research with which to challenge myths regarding the historical and present-day distributions of power, investigate the role of racism and anti-racism in social, professional, and educational spaces, and empower people to analyze their own social identities and positions within systems of power. By incorporating identity exploration, anti-racism, active allyship, and critical consciousnesses building into the fabric of our institutions and practices, I believe we can generate affirmative spaces and institutions where all stakeholders and community members can thrive.
Professionally, I offer a variety of trainings, facilitations, and keynotes related to race, racism, implicit bias, microaggressions, social identity, discrimination, student affairs, fraternity & sorority life, and allyship. If you are interested in any of my work or speaking at your institution, please reach out to . For a closer look at my current offerings, and previous speaking engagements please visit my facilitations and CV. I also work as the Graduate Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Maryland; where I provide training and programming related to DEI initiatives.