Grounded in community connections and service.
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Member, American Public Health Association 2001 – present
Member, HIV New York City Prevention Planning Group
New York, NY, Jan 08–Dec 09
Selected for community prevention planning group to inform the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on conducting HIV prevention in New York City. Serve on the adolescent work-group.
Co-Chair, Adolescent Workgroup
New York, NY Jan 09–Dec 09
Took a leadership role in conducting a gaps analysis, which was written into the HIV Comprehensive Prevention Plan of the HIV Prevention Planning Group of New York City.
Adhoc Member, IBSE (Interventions, Behavioral Sciences & Evaluation Committee)
New York, NY Jan 09–Dec 09
Took a leadership role in educating others about the Risk Targeting Model, a method to guide the distribution of resources by populations.
Steering Committee Member, Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition
New York, NY, Jan 06–Aug 09
Founding member of the YWCHAC. Co-author grants, outreach to young women as well as other organizations. Facilitated youth sessions of twenty young women, supported young women in carrying out their vision to prevent HIV, and convened and presented updates at quarterly meetings. Participated in strategic planning sessions to set short and long-term goals.
Tae Kwon Do Instructor, Red Hook Initiative
Brooklyn, NY, June 2005–May 2008
Taught tae kwon do to nine to twenty two year old.
Board Member, Red Hook Initiative
Brooklyn, NY Jan 2010–Jan 2013
Hurricane Sandy relief volunteer (2012). Committed to supporting the non-profit (501(c)(3)), through attending monthly meetings, informing organization policies and meeting a fundraising commitment. Chair of following committees: Strategic Planning (2011), Chair of Silent Auction for annual fundraiser (2011), Chair of Fundraising (2012); Secretary (2012).
Assistant Coach, Red Hook Little League
Brooklyn, NY, April 2005–June 2008
Coached a baseball team of nine to thirteen year olds that runs from April to June annually.
Get Out the Vote Volunteer, Obama Campaign
Akron, OH, Oct 2008
Registered voters and directed voters to voting sites for the general election.
Concord, NH, Jan 2008
Registered voters for the general election and directed voters to voting sites for the democratic primary election.
Precinct Leader, Move On Political Action Committee
Columbus, OH, Nov 2004
Canvassed people in a low-income neighborhood in Franklin County, Columbus, OH, to break down barriers to voting in the national election.
Board Member, Lilith: A Fund for Reproductive Equity
Austin, TX, Feb 03–July 04
Delivered agency recommendations based on informational interviews for grassroots reproductive health assistance fund. Coordinated fundraising events and wrote grants raising over $20K. Developed monitoring and evaluation instruments to investigate client satisfaction. Developed board member orientation manuals. Wrote articles for quarterly newsletter. Coordinated and facilitated annual retreat activities. Facilitated informative talks to University student groups. Supervised consultant responsible for contacting and educating adolescents in alternative schools on reproductive health. Served as Board Secretary and hotline volunteer.
Student Researcher, Planned Parenthood New York City
New York, NY, May 02–Sept 02
Conducted process evaluation of telephone appointments and delivered agency recommendations.
Health Educator, Young Men’s Clinic, New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY, Sept 00–May 01
Facilitated 15 workshops in English and Spanish for male clients on reproductive health issues at ambulatory clinic.
Member, Americorps for National Service
Austin, TX, Jan 95–Dec 96
Managed the day-to-day activities at a drop-in center for high-risk homeless and runaway youth. Coordinated HIV prevention education workshops. Referred clients to local, state, and national organizations. Facilitated one-on-one and small group weekly women’s counseling sessions. Maintained community relations with religious and business leaders. Supervised volunteer coordination. Collected and entered recruitment data. Coordinated food pantry and food services. Organized wellness clinic appointments for youth.