Special Skills
Pitt Lab for Developmental and Motivational Research
Research Assistant
August 20145 - Present


The Lab for Motivational and Developmental Research is an exploratory lab studying techniques to help middle and high school students stay engaged in school, especially their math and science courses. 


We distribute surveys covering a wide range of motivational topics to over 3,000 local students in a variety of school settings. This data is expected to be analyzed in dozens of research papers, covering topics from math anxiety to bullying to race and gender gaps.


I help design and test these surveys in Qualtrics, and after they have been administered I download, clean, and standardize the results in Excel. I also contribute to the lab by writing and editing codebooks and standard operating procedures (SOPs).



Chockfulla Charms
November 2012 - present


Through my website and Etsy shop, I sell my own handmade jewelry. I control every step of the process from photography and advertising to customer service and shipping. Since opening in November 2012, I have sold over 450 handmade pieces.

Leadership and Teamwork

Microsoft Office

Google Docs/Drive

Keeping Organized Files


Event Planning

Basic Web Design

Image Editing

Graphic Design

Video Production

Print Advertisement Design

Social Media Marketing
Guerilla Marketing

Conducting Workshops

Interacting with Clients

Dealing with Complaints

Working with Kids and Teens

Study Recruitment

Conducting Interviews

Transcribing Interviews

Basic Applied Statistics

Basic Data Analysis

Making Difficult Decisions

Working Under Pressure

Patience and Flexibility

Problem Solving

Fast Learner

Attentive Listener


Fluent in English

Basic French Skills



Marketing Project Leader
Just Harvest
February 2015 - April 2015


I led a small team launching a campaign to raise awareness about the USDA Summer Food Program. Through social media we reached thousands of potential clients and were retweeted by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Food Bank, and other organizations. We also wrote public service announcements to be aired on the radio and distributed hundreds of flyers to local businesses and organizations. 

Just Harvest
January 2015 - April 2015


As a greeter at Just Harvest's free tax preparation site, I communicated with low-income clients from diverse backgrounds to address their unique needs. After reviewing paperwork, I would recommend programs such as SNAP and Medicaid to eligible clients and connect them with specialists and resources to provide further assistance. 



Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Transport and Playroom Volunteer
June 2012-  August 2013


During my first summer at the hospital, I worked as a Transport Volunteer. I discharged patients and escorted them to surgeries and playroom. Next year, I was promoted to Playroom duty. This involved supervising children and playing with them in the hospital's playrooms. Both jobs involved communicating with patients and their families.



Penn Hills Public Library
Library Volunteer
June 2013 - August 2013


While volunteering at the library, I led a children’s program, "Board Game Fridays", supervising children. My job also involved secretarial work, such as sealing envelopes, cleaning and organizing the library, and locating missing books.


Activities &



The Pitt Pennysavers
Vice President / Co-Founder
​2014 - 2018


The Pitt Pennysavers is a club at the University of Pittsburgh that advocates for students across campus to take control of their money and works to close the opportunity gap between high- and low-income students. As Vice President, I wrote the club's Constitution, designed its logo and website, maintain its social media presence and blog, and advertise the club by collaborating with other organizations and reaching out to students.



University of Pittsburgh
​2014 - 2018


I am currently a Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh working towards my degree in Social Work. In addition to the Pitt Pennysavers, I am a member of Pitt's Black Action Society, Student Support Services, and FOCUS, a writer for the BAS Blackline Magazine.


Community College of Allgheny County
4.0 GPA
​2012 - 2014


While in high school, I earned fifteen college credits through dual enrollment at the Community College of Allegheny County. I made the school's Dean List and President's List.



Penn Hills Senior High School
3.8 GPA

2009 - 2014


While in high school, I was a high honor student and participated in various clubs and activities. As the Vice President of the Library Assistants, I created a website for the library. I served as Clarinet Section Leader in the Penn Hills Marching Band, and secretary of the Medical Careers Club. I represented the school on KDKA's Hometown High-Q and the World Affairs Council's Academic WorldQuest. I was also a member of the National Honor Society, Bible Club, Interact Club, Key Club, Yearbook Staff, and Games Club.

Awards &



AP Scholar Award
August 2014
Continental Building Systems Charities Scholarship

August 2014


National Association of Negro Business and Professional Woman's Clubs Scholarship

July 2014


Lola. G. Duff and William H. Duff Scholarship
​June 2014


Melville Alexander Eberhart Memorial Scholarship
May 2014
Need Achiever Scholarship
May 2014


Comptaro, Elden, Lewis, and Sparks Scholarship

May 2014


Olver L. Johnson and William A. Lester Scholarship
​May 2014


Michael J. Crawshaw Memorial Scholarship
May 2014
Penn Hills High School English Departmental Award
May 2014
Penn Hills Library Assistant Award
May 2014