As the child of a teacher for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools system, I've had the privilege of living abroad in Japan and Germany, and I further enriched my travel experience with time abroad in France, Italy and Spain during my undergraduate experience. After completing my BA at St. John's University in New York City, I joined the team at Grind to manage a members-only collaborative office space in Midtown Manhattan, curating a diverse community of startup entrepreneurs, fresh freelancers and seasoned accelerators in a 22nd century workspace. On the side, I pursued the arts with a variety of non-profit theater organizations ranging in size from the New York Neo-Futurists at the Off-Off Broadway Kraine Theater to the American Repertory Ballet and productions at NYU's Skirball Center. After moving back to Texas to be closer to family, I engaged in freelance work through Grind-based startup CloudPeeps, executing community management and strategy for global clients such as Bottle Shop Concepts in Australia and CloudApp in California. I completed my MA in Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, as well as additional education at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. My education instilled in me a passion for health equity, which became the focus of my research and work. I served as the Senior Project Coordinator in Epidemiology & Population Sciences in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, as well as the Institute for Clinical & Translational Research and the Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences program of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This opportunity allowed me to contribute to a variety of health and education programs throughout the community, including the Baylor College of Medicine STEM Outreach Center, the Houston Recovery Initiative, and the HIV Prevention Community Planning Group. I currently serve as an adjunct professor in psychology at Houston Community College and Co-Chair of the Houston Viral Hepatitis Task Force.

Professional Experiences

Community Contributions

  • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Houston Community College

  • Co-Chair, Houston Viral Hepatitis Task Force

  • Member, Houston Recovery Initiative

  • Technology Chair, Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi, TX, 2014 - 2017

  • Guest Contributor at Overthinking It, 2016

  • Technical Collaborator with NY Neo-Futurists, 2011 - 2013

  • Promotional Writer at Fourth Arts Block NYC, 2011 - 2012