C.V.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Legal Fellow, Researcher, Lecturer & Writer


 

EDUCATION

LL.M, Environmental & Land Use Law, University of Florida – Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida (May 2019)

Graduate Certificate, Latin American Studies, University of Florida – Center for Latin American Studies, Gainesville, Florida (May 2019)

J.D., Critical Race Theory focus, Florida A&M University – College of Law, Orlando, Florida (May 2015)

B.A., Mass Communication, News-editorial focus, Psychology minor, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana (December 2011)

Scholarly Interests: Environmental sociology, environmental justice, migration, vulnerability, human rights, cultures, pluralism, land, media, democracy, digital advocacy


 

EXPERIENCE

 

Policy Adviser & Academic Tutor, Dynamic Education Foundation, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida (August 2014 – Present)

Legal Fellow, University of Florida – College of Journalism & Communications, The Brechner Center, Gainesville, Florida (April 2018 – Present)

Invited Guest Lecturer, University of Miami – Departments of English & Communications, Coral Gables, Florida (November 2018)

Presentation: How Digital Advocacy Supports Human Rights

Research Assistant, University of Florida – Levin College of Law,  Natural Resources & Water Law Professor Christine Klein, Gainesville, Florida (October 2017 – April 2018)

Human Rights, Environments & Culture Writer, The Black Youth Project, University of Chicago-based Digital Publication, Remote (September 2016 – April 2018)

Research Assistant, Florida A&M University – College of Law, International Law & National Security Law Professor John Duncan, Orlando, Florida (January 2015 – May 2015)

Legal Intern, Florida A&M University – College of Law, Housing Clinic, Orlando, Florida (January 2015 – May 2015)

Research Assistant, Florida A&M University – College of Law, Department of Alumni Affairs & Development, Orlando, Florida (December 2014 – April 2015)

Legal Intern, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Jacksonville, Florida (June 2013 – September 2013)

News & Culture Writer, Politic365 – Multi-cultural, Digital Policy Publication, Remote (now defunct) (July 2011 – June 2013)

Talk Show Host, Grambling State University, KGRM Radio Station, Grambling, Louisiana ( January 2010 – December 2011)

Editor-in-Chief, The Gramblinite Newspaper for the City of Grambling & Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana (August 2009 – December 2011)

Multimedia Intern & Reporter, The Daily American Newspaper, Somerset, Pennsylvania (June 2009 – July 2009)

Intern, WJCT Public Broadcasting, Jacksonville, Florida (June 2008 – July 2008)


STUDIES ABROAD

Comparative Constitutional Law, Mississippi College School of Law, Havana, Cuba (March 2015)  

Comparative Climate Change Law & Comparative Intellectual Property Law, Stetson University College of Law, George Town, Cayman Islands (December 2014 – January 2015)


CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panelist, Race & Economic Power Session, Crossroads of the Transatlantic Humanities Student Conference, Nova Southeastern University, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (March 2019)

Presentation: Graves of the Enslaved?…  investigative report (written in satisfaction of Environmental Journalism course requirements)


RECOGNITION

Graduate Grant Awardee ($1,500/semester) – University of Florida ( Fall 2017 – Spring 2019)

In-Depth Reporting (winner, with UF Environmental Journalism classmates on  #PeakFlorida package) – Society of Professional Journalists, Region 3 (2018)

Bioethics & the Law “Book Award” Recipient (best seminar paper)  – Florida A&M University College of Law (May 2015)

General Column Writing (national finalist) – Society of Professional Journalists, Region 12 (2011)

Advertising Excellence Scholarship Awardee (first ever) ($6,000) – AT&T (2010)

Best News Story (co-writer) – Louisiana Press Association (2010)

Signed Commentary or Column Writing (1st place) – Black College Communication Association (2009)

Best Editorial (1st place) – Black College Communication Association (2009)

General Column Writing (1st place) – Society of Professional Journalists, Region 12 (2007)



COMMUNITY SERVICE

Participant, Florida A&M University – College of Law, Orlando, Florida (August 2012 – May 2015)

Projects: Clean Up Parramore Day in historic, neighboring African-American community, breast cancer fundraisers, law school immersion days for vulnerable children from Central Florida

Literacy & Communication Volunteer, Alma J. Brown Elementary School, Grambling, Louisiana (March 2008 – November 2011)

Volunteer, WJCT, Radio Reading Service for visually-impaired listeners, Jacksonville, Florida (June 2008 – July 2008)

Professional AffiliationDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.