01/2014 to Current International Geography Honor Society
04/2015 to Current Geography Department
Head of Book Drive, 08/2016 to Current Combat Childhood Illiteracy – New Rochelle, NY
08/2012 to 12/2012
Senior year of high school, I collected over 250 books from my classmates and teachers to send to Frank E.
Tolbert High School (named after my grandfather) to combat failing literacy rates in Monrovia, Liberia.
01/2012 Manhattan, NY
Volunteered for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign by phone-banking and canvassing at the Manhattan OFA campaign office.
Hillary for America: Hillary Clinton 2016.
01/2016 to 11/2016 The Apollo – White Plains Harlem, NY
For 11 months, I was able to volunteer and follow the Hillary Clinton campaign intimately.
Aside from canvassing and phone-banking, I was a part of the staff at several events that set up for HRC rallies: SUNY Purchase I have been able to meet Sec.
Clinton and personal staff several times throughout the campaign trail.
Editorial Intern, 06/2014 to 08/2014 Music Times/MstarsNews – Manhattan, New York
My first editorial journalism internship versed me in writing articles, transcribing and conducting interviews, and attending meetings with the publication CEO.
The Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Binghamton University.
Student Advocate [Vestal, NY].
09/2014 to 01/2015
As a student advocate in the office of the VPAA, I heard issues relating to the code of conduct and advised students who have to meet with the student conduct board for behavioral infractions.
I am familiar with the Binghamton University Code of Student Conduct.
Worked with VPAA Don Greenberg to discuss changes in the code of student conduct.
Research Assistant, 09/2016 to 01/2016 GIS Core Facility Binghamton University – Vestal, NY
As a research assistant at the GIS Core Facility, I create maps, examine census data, and partake in geospatial analysis.
I am practicing GIS skills through numerous ArcMap tutorials and learning how to navigate ArcGIS Online.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities [Geography Research].
Worked with Beth Polzin and Professor John Frazier.
In my first undergraduate research experience, I explored my claim that police brutality and racialized policing have contributed to American institutionalized racism.
Throughout this research I explain how race and place dictate the wellbeing of many black neighborhoods and how historical racism has penetrated the psyche of blacks in America today, contributing to the lack of hope many black communities have toward the government and policing agencies.
09/2014 to 01/2015
Race, Place, and Location [Environmental Justice: Asthma Prevalence - black and Latino communities in the Bronx, NY].
Worked with Professor John Frazier and Professor Jay Newberry.
In the Spring semester of my Junior year, I used GIS and NYCHA locations to track asthma hotspots in the Bronx, NY.
I wanted to find the correlation between lower-income black and Latinos in the Bronx and exacerbated asthma symptoms.
I explored air pollution, mold production, and the location of toxic waste transfer facilities in low-income neighborhoods.
After studying variables that contributed to higher asthma death, hospitalization, and exacerbation rates, I argued as to how they could be prevented via clean air challenges.
12/2015 to 09/2016
Food Bank of the Southern Tier [Food Insecurity in Upstate New York].
Working with Professor Lucius Willis and Professor Kevin Heard.
At the beginning of my Senior year, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier (part of Catholic Charities) contacted the Binghamton University geography department to help use GIS to map out food insecurity in the Southern Tier of New York.
I created a Food Insecurity Index from low to high calculated using such variables from each census tract: black and Hispanic population, median income, unemployment, poverty, and home ownership rates.
CONFERENCES, 09/2016 to 05/2016
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Undergraduate Conference - Vestal NY - FALL 2014.
Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference (REP VIII) - Kent State University, Kent, OH.
One of only two undergraduates at this graduate and PH.D conference, came in 6th place out of dozens of graduates.
This was my first experience presenting research to world renowned geographers, researchers, professors, graduate and PH.D students.
01/2016 GIS DAY Binghamton University – Vestal, NY
Undergraduate 1st Place Winner.
Presentation on use of geocoding in ArcMap, using the process to plot New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings in the Bronx, NY in relation to zip-codes with increased child asthma rates.
B.A: Geography Urban and Regional Planning, 2017 Binghamton University - Vestal, NY Geography Urban and Regional Planning Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Student 3.3