Curriculum Vitae

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Education BA, Portland State University

Majors: Black Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Science

Minors: Writing, History

2017 (Exp.)

Honors & Awards Stephen Epler Scholarship

2015-2016

Research Experience Ronald B. McNair Research Fellowship, Portland State University, Jan. 2017-Aug. 2017

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shirley Jackson, Black Studies Chair and Professor

Focus: Historical examination of Black working class women in Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash., during and after World War II

2017

Employment Queeries Program Coordinator, Portland State University Queer Resource Center

      • developed training curriculum
      • recruited and managed 25 volunteers
      • designed 4 new panel options
      • provided 20 panels to university and Portland-area high school classes

2014-2015

Equal Rights Director, Associated Students of PSU, Portland, OR

      • collaborated with 5 campus resource centers for marginalized student populations
      • participated in 3 lobbying days at the state legislature
      • presented testimony before state legislature
      • oversaw development of 4 interns

2013-2013

Development Communications Intern, Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR

      • used Kintera & Constant Contact
      • wrote and sent newsletters to hundreds of supporters
      • created and grew organization’s social media presence
      • worked with 15 event vendors for largest annual fundraising event

2010-2011

Presentations “Working-class Black women’s roles in building and sustaining Black communities in the Pacific Northwest”

Portland State University Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 2017

2017

Selected Courses
    • Imperialisms and “Colonial Laboratories” in Europe and Asia
    • Cultural Geography
    • Reading and Research Seminars in World History: Commodities
    • Colonial Rule and African Response: Partition and Pacification
    • Scientific Racism
    • Women in African Culture and History
    • History of Africa, 1800 to Present
    • Oregon African American History
    • The Black Diaspora
    • History of Ghana up to 1800
    • East African Cultures and Civilizations
    • Writing as Critical Inquiry
    • Historical Imagination
Research Interests 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Black Diaspora, Informal Economy, Women and Gender, Civil Rights, Decolonization and Nationalist Movements, LGBTQ Community, Disability Studies
University Service Queer Students of Color Conference Planning Committee, Portland State University Queer Resource Center

2011-2017

Advisory Board, Portland State University Queer Resource Center

2013-2014

Community Involvement University Choir, Portland State University

2016-2017

Bread and Roses Feminist Radio Collective, KBOO Community Radio

2015-Present

Portland State University Debate Union

2014-2015

Videographer & Interviewer, Vanport Mosaic Project

2014-2015

Tutor, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization

2013

Facilitator, Bridge 13 Community Education Program, Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center

2005-2012

Skills Languages: English, elementary Spanish, elementary Twi (Asante dialect)
Research methods: archival, visual and textual analysis, oral interviews