Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs (SPPUA)
This award is given to the capstone project that embodies SPPUA's ideal of timely, evidence-based, policy-focused research that addresses a significant problem for a client with the intent of positive social change.
EXECUTIVE PROFILE A seasoned leader with ten years of proven leadership qualities and demonstrated experience in managing teams while executing multiple tasks effectively. Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, and exceptional oral and written communication skills. A master's degree in public administration with personal knowledge of international/regional programs and a keen understanding of complex and challenging field operations in developing nations. Professional experience interacting with U.S government agencies, small NGOs, and host governments. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures with program/project management, OMB circular on grants, and cooperative agreements with federal, state, local government, and non-profit institutions.
Languages: Fluency in Haitian-Creole, French and English; Proficiency in Spanish;
Hard skills: writing, editing, and research;project management; gender analysis;
Soft skills: analytical, organized, detail-oriented, problem-solver, flexible, cross cultural communications;
Travel: Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Haiti, India, Spain.
Commissioner at-Large (Mayor's Appointee) March 2017- May 2021
The City of Boston Zoning Commission Boston, Massachusetts
The Boston Zoning Commission maintains and updates Boston's zoning code. To fulfill that responsibility, the Commission meets regularly to
adopt map and text changes to the Code. Anyone may petition the Zoning Commission to adopt a map or text change.
NortheasternHonorableDelegateMay 2008-July 2008
International Scholar Laureate Program Delhi, India
Visited the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and participated in a round-table discussion on international business concepts and trends, group and probe acquisitions and mergers; met with representatives from the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the United States Consulate.
Independent StudyProjectSchoolJanuary 2007-July 2007
School for International Training (SIT) Geneva, Switzerland
Conducted an interactive research project in Paris,interviewed experts at “SOS Racism,” the European Institute of SecurityForecast and French Public Policy agencies dealing with urban violence, youths, and families living in the outskirts of Paris. Completed a 120-hour field-based study from online research databases, interviews, and academic references. Critically assessed the problem of non-integration among a young immigrant population, the institutional issues, the lack of social mobility, and the conduct of the French police in the suburbs.
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