PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW 

EDUCATION

PHD, CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION 

(CURRENT) EXP: MAY. 2021 | UNC CHARLOTTE
· Major: Urban Education
· Research Focus: Critical Digital Media Literacy and African American Adolescents

· Dissertation: Incidents In The Life Of A Cyber Girl: Exploring Instagram As A Potential Counterspace For Black Girls' Literacy Practices

· Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Dissertation-Year Graduate Fellowship Recipient

· GPA: 4.0

 

MA, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA 

DEC. 2017 | APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
· Minor: New Media Literacies and Global Perspectives
· GPA: 4.0

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, ONLINE LEARNING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DEC. 2017 | APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
· GPA: 4.0

 

BS, HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY STUDIES 

MAY. 2007 | UNC GREENSBORO
· Minor: Child and Adolescence

CHILDCARE ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE 

DEC. 2010 | CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROJECT MANAGER

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDIA LITERACY EDUCATION (NAMLE)

September 2020 - Present

PROJECT FELLOW

NEW AMERICA

September 2020 - Present

MEDIA LITERACY CONSULTANT/CONTRACTOR

SEVERAL NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

December 2019 - Present

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I AM NOT THE MEDIA, INC.

 

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

URBAN EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE, UNCC

May 2019 - May 2021

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

CAROLINA SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING

January 2017 - December 2020

OUTREACH LIBRARY COORDINATOR
CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG LIBRARY
September 2014 - May 2019

TEEN SERVICES PROGRAMMING SPECIALISTS

CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG LIBRARY

October 2008 - September 2014