Phone: (412) 999-1146
Pitt Lab for Developmental and Motivational Research
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).
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
Keeping Organized Files
Basic Web Design
Print Advertisement Design
Social Media Marketing
Interacting with Clients
Dealing with Complaints
Working with Kids and Teens
Basic Applied Statistics
Basic Data Analysis
Making Difficult Decisions
Working Under Pressure
Patience and Flexibility
Fluent in English
Basic French Skills
Marketing Project Leader
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
AP Scholar Award
Continental Building Systems Charities Scholarship
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Woman's Clubs Scholarship
Lola. G. Duff and William H. Duff Scholarship
Melville Alexander Eberhart Memorial Scholarship
Need Achiever Scholarship
Comptaro, Elden, Lewis, and Sparks Scholarship
Olver L. Johnson and William A. Lester Scholarship
Michael J. Crawshaw Memorial Scholarship
Penn Hills High School English Departmental Award
Penn Hills Library Assistant Award