Course of Life

Education

B.S. Social Sciences, University of West Georgia, 2007

Professional Experience

Honors & Awards

2016 Female Activist, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2015 Straight Ally*, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2014 Straight Ally*, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2013 Straight Ally*, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2013 Straight Ally Award, International Day Against Homophobia, Georgia Chapter

2011 Female Activist, David Magazine

2010 Up & Coming Activist, Georgia Voice

2007 Writing Across the Curriculum Honors, University of West Georgia

2006 Phi Sigma Tau, International Honors Society

2006 Residence Life Programmer of the Year, University of West Georgia

2003 – 2007 Georgia HOPE Scholar

* U.S. Representative John Lewis proved unbeatable in the Straight Ally category, so it was retired after 2015. It was an honor to lose to him.

Community Leadership

TRAINING: Love No Matter What – Building Resources for Youth Who Identify As LGBT. Guest Instructor. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health, Atlanta, May 2016.

TRAINING: Working With And Supporting LGBTQ Youth. Guest Instructor. Georgia Department of Behavioral Health, Atlanta, February 2016.

WORKSHOP: LGBTQ Youth Programs. U.S. Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program. Instructor. Atlanta, January 2016.

PANEL: No House To Call My Home: Homeless LGBT Youth. Panelist. AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, September 2015.

WORKSHOP: LGBTQ Youth Programs. U.S. Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program. Instructor. Atlanta, August 2015.

WORKSHOP: Supporting LGBT Homeless Youth. Speaker. GLADD Southern Stories Tour, Atlanta, August 2015.

WORKSHOP: LGBTQ Youth Programs. U.S. Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program. Instructor. Atlanta, March 2015.

TALK: Shirt Off My Back Campaign. Speaker. Bus 52 Project, Atlanta, February 2012.

TOWN HALL: Turned Away: Truth About Homeless Queer Youth. Moderator. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Atlanta, November, 2011.

MAYORAL TOWN HALL: Eagle Raid and LGBT Safety. Speaker. Atlanta LGBT Police Advisory Board, Atlanta, November 2011.

TALK: LGBT Safety in Midtown. Speaker. Police LGBT Advisory Board, Atlanta, September 2011.

TALK: The Eagle Raid Isn’t Over. Speaker. Police LGBT Advisory Board, Atlanta, July 2011.

FUNDRAISER: World AIDS Day Walk. Coordinator. Aniz, Inc Team, Atlanta, December 2010.

WORKSHOP: Keep Midtown Safe. Organizer/Moderator. Atlanta Police and community safety meeting, Atlanta, July 2010.

WORKSHOP: Bridging LGBT Communities. Atlanta Liaison. National Equality March, D.C., October 2009.

TALK: Coming to America as an International Student. Speaker. Academie de Toulouse Marcelin Berthelot, France, April 2007.

WORKSHOP: 3rd Annual Sex Olympics. Instructor. Advanced Academy of Georgia, October 2006.

TRAINING: The Game of Life: Diversity Style. Instructor. Department of Residence Life, University of West Georgia, September 2006.

TOWN HALL: Lessons From Grandfather: Arun Gandhi. Event Coordinator. Student Peace Action Network, University of West Georgia, April 2006.

TALK: Building LGBT Student Coalitions. Lambda Liaison. Kennesaw State LGBT Summit, April 2006.

WORKSHOP: 2nd Annual Sex Olympics. Instructor. Advanced Academy of Georgia, October 2005.

TRAINING: Diversity Y’all. Instructor. Department of Residence Life, University of West Georgia, September 2005.

TALK: Building LGBT Student Coalitions. Lambda Liaison. Kennesaw State LGBT Summit, April 2005

WORKSHOP: Fighting HIV Stigma. Speaker. University of West Georgia Student Life, December 2004.

WORKSHOP: 1st Annual Sex Olympics. Instructor. Advanced Academy of Georgia, October 2004.

WORKSHOP: World AIDS Days: In Remembrance. Speaker. University of West Georgia Student Life, December 2003.

Fundraising

Birdcage Bingo weekly charity show, 2015 – 2017. Event Coordinator/DJ. Ruby Redd Entertainment, Atlanta.

Atlanta Armorettes weekly charity show, 2015 – 2016. DJ. The Hideaway, Atlanta.

Drag Diva Dance Party Benefit, April 2013. Organizer. Lost-n-Found Youth, Atlanta.

Shoes and Stripes Benefit, November 2009. Model. Jennie Marie Thomas Foundation, Atlanta.

World AIDS Day: 20th Anniversary, December 2008. Team Coordinator. Banana Republic Lenox Team, Atlanta.

World AIDS Day Walk, December 2007. Team Coordinator. Banana Republic Lenox Team, Atlanta.

National Day of Silence, April 2007. Organizer. Lambda, University of West Georgia.

National Day of Silence, April 2006. Organizer. Lambda, University of West Georgia.

National Day of Silence, April 2005. Organizer. Lambda, University of West Georgia.

Rainbow House Children’s Shelter, October 2004. Organizer. Lambda, University of West Georgia.

National Day of Silence, April 2004. Organizer. Lambda Gay-Straight Alliance, University of West Georgia.