• Affirming Youth's Project ACES Grant

    June 1 2021 through September 2023
    The United States Office of Minority Health is funding Affirming YOUth's Project ACES (Affirming Children through Economic Stability). It will serve low-income working families disproportionately at risk for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the greater Liberty City community in Miami, FL. This initiative seeks to determine whether the implementation of earned income tax credit (EITC) outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs can result in increased EITC receipt and changes in risk and/or protective factors for ACEs. I am excited to be contributing to this grant as the evaluation specialist and supervisor of the FIU Doctoral Student working on this grant.
    Affimring YOUth Inc.
    Liberty City (Miami), FL


    April 13, 2021
    I led an interactive planning workshop that focused on the importance of creating and actively maintaining their social media identities. VCU Faculty Fellows work directly with senior leaders in developing and implementing key programmatic initiatives for their institution.
    Office of the Provost Faculty Fellows Program, Virgina Commonwealth University (Virtual due to Covid- 19)

  • Bridging Gaps: Afro Latinadad STUDENTS' Experiences at FIU & Broader Miami Communities

    April 9, 2021
    I was invited to provide some background emperical research drawn from past and current studies I am conducting about Afro LatinX identity development in South Florida. Panelist included students and alumni speaking about their unique Black experiences and celebrate Global Blackness with us!
    FIU Black Student Union (Virtual due to Covid- 19)

  • Baahubali: Using an epic Sci Fi film to expand Western discussions of Indian Womanhoods

    December 9, 2020
    I was an invited plenary speaker for Bangalore University's International Conference titled " All Road Leads to Science Fiction". Focusing on Baahubali, an epic two-part Indian saga that broke global box office records, this presentation addressed the ways in which gaps American medias' presentation of culturally diverse Indian womanhoods can be explored through this film. The global impact due to use of the sci fi genre was critical to its success and impact.
      Bangalore University
    • Bengaluru, India (Virtual due to Covid- 19)
  • Psychological Aggression inĀ  Adult Women’s Relationships: Beyond Socio Economic Status & AGE Myths

    November 19, 2020
    People typically do not picture middle class or mature adult women when discussing domestic violence. This talk will focus on the most common but most overlooked formĀ  of abuse- psychological aggression- and the unique factors that put middle class, mature adult women at risk. Further, we will discuss how to identify signs and solutions to support friends and co- workers experiencing this form of abuse.
      Zonta International- Miami Lakes Chapter
    • Shula's Hotel Miami Lakes
  • DIVING IN: Addressing students' race, ethnicity and national identities concerns without drowning

    November 12, 2020
      American Physica Society Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) Program
    • FIU Physics Department- Miami, Florida
      (Virtual due to Covid- 19)