At the Pace Center I focus on thinking about how we prepare students to do service well and learn from their experiences. My work on our training & learning efforts provides me with opportunities to design and facilitate workshops, build curriculum, develop resources, create pathways for student leadership development and think about how we measure impact and evaluate the effectiveness of our programs and initiatives. In my role, I also support our Princeton area education & youth initiatives, primarily as the staff advisor for the Community House program which works to support underrepresented area youth both academically and social-emotionally. I enjoying thinking critically about programmatic design and vision, and exploring the ways service can be a transformative experience for individuals and communities.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Oberlin College with a double major in Religious Studies (Ethics Concentration) and African American Studies (Literature and Performing Arts Concentration). After my time at Oberlin I transitioned to Yale University, where I received a Master of the Arts in Religious studies from their school of Divinity. During my time at both Oberlin and Yale, I engaged in direct service but was also deeply interested in the ethos of love and compassion and the role young adults could play in building strong communities. This interest turned into a deep passion for youth advocacy, community based ethics and social ethics. Prior to working at Princeton, I served the Youth Development Director for the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) located in Bridgeport, CT. In that role, I ran an AmeriCorps Program of approximately 100 members (local college students) who worked to teach teenagers how to cultivate healthy relationships while supporting their social-emotional literacy development.
When I am not at Pace, I sing! I'm classically trained, but also enjoy singing jazz and pop/rock/r&b. I arrange music for both acapella and instrumental performances and I play a few instruments. I love spending time with my wonderful family and energetic boxer dog, and am a Philadelphia Eagles fan through and through! #FlyEaglesFly
Areas of Expertise
- Programmatic Design
- Training & workshop development
- Youth Development theory & praxis
- Youth & education programming
- Student leadership development