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Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Masters of Arts in English
Graduated: May 2010
GPA 3.8
Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Arts in English
Graduated: May 2007
GPA 4.0, valedictorian
Resourceful and accomplished candidate with extensive research, writing, editing
, and analytical skills. Proficiency in office operations and personnel organiza
tion expertise gained in variety of settings. Consistently recognized for improv
ing operational procedures and producing error-free projects/ documents. Highly
organized and able to manage a diversity of high profile projects in a fast-pace
d environment. Knowledge in all Windows operating systems, Microsoft suite appli
cations, as well as other database applications.
SOTAC (State of the Arts and Culture) Magazine; online, Charlotte, NC; October 2
010-present; March 2007-January 2008
Style Writer
*Research and interview local and national artists for stories and profiles.
*Generate and produce bi-weekly articles pertaining to culture and fashion.
*Stay up-to-date with fashion trends and styles.
*Manage online social networking accounts including facebook and myspace.
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Brooklyn, NY; August 2007-January 2009
Communications Liaison
*Facilitated communication between the Borough President's office and community
regarding current events and city programs.
*Maintained media contact list and disseminated information to the press.
*Formulated press releases, proclamations, citations and journal letters.
*Composed editorials in quarterly newspaper BROOKLYN!! Writing assignments inclu
ded neighborhood news and in-depth features.
*Assisted Special Events staff in the planning and execution of community and pr
ivate events.
*Assisted Communications staff with organization and administrative duties.
Northwest Corridor Community Development Corporation, Charlotte, NC; January 200
5-May 2007
Newsletter Coordinator
*Wrote and fact-checked community related news articles in quarterly newsletter.
*Reviewed articles for style and ensured that content met editorial standards pr
ior to publication.
*Served as a liaison between Johnson C. Smith University and the community to pr
omote positive relationships between students and residents.
*Developed a gratis Spanish class and other special projects for community resid
*Supervised work-study personnel and scheduled department meetings and evaluatio
Global Housing Foundation, New York, NY; May 2002-May 2005
Personal Assistant/ Executive Secretary
*Provided executive level administrative support and a personalized level of att
ention to ensure needs of Founder Rene Frank were met.
*Assisted in managing the foundation, facilitated conferences, organized the det
ails of special events and travel arrangements, maintained financial ledger, and
typed reports and other correspondence.
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; September 2009-present
Student Researcher- Themes: The Undiscovered Works of James D. Lawrence and the
literary representation of female detectives.
*Conducting a literary critical analysis of the first African American female de
*Researching the works of Lawrence and his impact on 20th century detective fict
UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Atlanta, GA; June 2005-May 2007
Thesis- Title: Loving My Blackness: Racial Passing and the Dark-Skinned Perspect
Published in the 2006-2007 Johnson C. Smith University Undergraduate Research Jo
urnal, Volume 15.
Published in the 2007 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal.
*Created a prospectus which identified issues of colorism and racial passing in
the African American community.
*Conducted a two year study on themes of passing in real life situations and in
fictional and non-fictional novels.
*Conveyed research findings to faculty and colleagues.
Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, New York, NY; May-July 2006
Student Researcher- Topics: Colonization, Segregation and Discrimination in the
Black World, 1880-1899, and Pan Africanism, Caribbean Movements and World War I,
*Participated in various academic colloquiums and seminars concerning the Africa
n Diaspora.
*Created a thesis on the major themes of the Africana Age including: historical,
literary, philosophical, and art overviews.
Trustees' Minority Graduate fellow, Institute Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) at P
hillips Academy fellow, Schomburg scholar, Mellon Mays fellow, Sigma Tau Delta:
The International English Honor Society and The National Honor Society member, M
cGillicuddy and NOBLE Scholarship recipient, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorpo
rated, Legal Outreach Alumni Association.