Mission Driven | Human Focused | Critical Thinker
I love the work that I do in understanding people and researching methods to assist them in gaining the things they need to be successful. I received my BS in Communication from Missouri State University and I am currently an MA candidate in the Communication, Culture, and Technology program at Georgetown University. My foci are design thinking, research and development, cultural studies and front end development. My interdisciplinary studies allow me to explore how gender and cultural identity play a role in the way users experience technology and how to develop marginalized and low-resourced communities from being solely users to producers of new technology. As the Founder of Untamed Tongues Poetry Collective and Author of Letters to God, I welcome constructive criticism and share a passion for advocating for others, understanding different perspectives and giving power to their voice. I have worked as a multimedia communication specialist for three years designing social graphics, brochures, digital journalism, photography, and videography for an array of marketing, news, educational, and digital media organizations. I plan to bring my varied creative and cultural communication expertise to both the digital world and organizational spaces by designing solutions that fill the gaps between business products and the needs of diverse users.
I love asking questions.
Why do people think this way or act this way? What impact does something have? How can I make things better? My current research questions involve understanding the sociocultural values African American women need fulfilled when choosing a career in computing.
Listening helps me understand.
As an INFP, I lead with intuition. I value qualitative research methods and use them to empathize with others and give voice to their stories. I am passionate about doing work that helps people and I start organizations that empower them. Authenticity, compassion, and co-creation are my essential tools in designing inclusive and rewarding spaces.
Writing helps me think.
I wanted to be an author when I was younger. Creative storytelling has always been a pathway for my superpower helping me express my voice. Medium and my personal blog are my favorite places to share. My passion to share my story leads me to help others share theirs.