PRESENTATIONS, NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • "Pretty for a Black Girl": The Importance of Parental Beauty & Body Image Conversations

    March 24, 2018
    Girls of color face a myriad of messages about their beauty and body image, including skin color, hair, and size. This workshop provides parents with tools to encourage their daughters to love the skin they are in, and feel empowered to engage in body positivity conversations.
    • Annual It Takes a Village Conference, Girl Power Inc. Overtown, FL
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  • "The Weights They Carry": Diverse Athtletes' Psychological Well -Being

    March 17, 2018
    Race/ ethnic identity, resource limited background- these are all factors that can become significant stressors for collegiate athletes with already demanding lives. How staff working with these students can identify points for intervention and provide support will be addressed.
    • NATA EDAC Improving Evidence-Based Medical Care for Ethnically Diverse and Underserved Athletes Symposium.
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  • Town of Miami Lakes Women of Distinction Award: Outstanding Achievements in Education

    March 3, 2018
    I was awarded the Miami Lakes Women of Distinction Award for Outstanding Achievements in Education. The Town of Miami Lakes hosted a Luncheon in honor of all awardees during Women’s History Month.
    • Town of Miami Lakes Women of Distinction Awards. Miami Lakes, FL
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  • "What are you doing for others": Dr. King & the Importance Mentoring Student of Color

    January 22, 2018
    The ways in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is linked to the responsiblities faculty have as mentors- particularly when guiding graduate students of color- was presented in this invited keynote address.
    • MLK Evening with Student Access & Success Graduate Student Fellows. Miami, FL
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  • A Reproductive Justice Approach to Understanding Black Women’s Sexual Health Experiences

    November 18 & 19 2017
    This invited keynote address was titled "It’s More than Black and White, and Right or Wrong”: A Reproductive Justice Approach to Understanding Power’s Influence on Black Women’s Sexual Education".
    • Wellseley College & Ashok University's Global Sex/ Education Conference. New Delhi, India
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  • Faculty MENTOR of the Year

    October 29, 2017
    I received the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award from the National Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, the largest national gathering for minority doctorate level scholars in research funded programs (McNair, Sloan, SREB, NASA, Gates Millennium Scholars, NIGMS). I was so honored to receive it because the selection process is primarily is based upon the content of students' nomination letters and their productivity.
    • Institute for Teaching & Mentoring Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA
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