Curriculum Vitae

“Course of Life”

Education

Bachelor of Science: Criminology, Sociology, Philosophy, University of West Georgia, 2007


Professional Experience

2016 – Freelance Communications

2015 – 2016 Program Director, Lost-n-Found Youth, Atlanta, GA

2013 – 2015 Housing Director, Lost-n-Found Youth, Atlanta, GA

2010 – 2012 Project Manager, eChalk, Atlanta, GA

2009 – 2011 Executive Director, Shirt Off My Back Campaign, Atlanta, GA

2009 – 2010 Project Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA Homeless Speakers Bureau, Atlanta GA

2008 – 2010 Freelance Communications, Atlanta, GA

2007 – 2009 Visual Merchandiser, Banana Republic, Atlanta, GA

2006 – 2007 Senior Resident Advisor, Advanced Academy, University of West Georgia

2006 Camp Counselor, Young Scholar’s Institute, University of West Georgia

2004 – 2006 Resident Advisor, Advanced Academy, University of West Georgia

2001 – 2003 Advertising Intern, S.P. Richards Company, Atlanta, GA

1998 – 2001 Track Coach, Kennworth Track Club, Kennesaw, GA


Honors & Awards

2016 Female Activist, Best of Atlanta, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2015 Straight Ally*, Best of Atlanta, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2014 Straight Ally*, Best of Atlanta, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2013 Straight Ally*, Best of Atlanta, Georgia Voice (Finalist)

2013 Straight Ally Award, International Day Against Homophobia

2011 Female Activist, Best of Atlanta, David Magazine

2010 Up & Coming Activist, Best of Atlanta, Georgia Voice

2007 Writing Across the Curriculum Honors, University of West Georgia

2006 Phi Sigma Tau, International Honors Society for Philosophy

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

2003 – 2007 Georgia HOPE Scholar

* U.S. Representative John Lewis proved unbeatable in that category, so it was retired after 2015 🙂


Selected Community Shenanigans

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.

Fundraisers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Protests

May 2013 Down with King Hamad. Attendee*. Manama Souk, Bahrain.

October 2011 Occupy Wall Street. Attendee. Zuccotti Park, New York.

October 2011 Occupy Wall Street. Attendee. Grant Park, Atlanta.

September 2011 Fire Corrupt Eagle Cops. Organizer. Atlanta Police Foundation Annual Breakfast, Atlanta.

May 2011 NATO Summit. Attendee. Downtown, Chicago.

May 2010 Equality Across America. Event Organizer. International Day Against Homophobia, Atlanta.

March 2010 Eagle 8 Day of Action. Organizer/Speaker. Municipal Court, Atlanta.

March 2010 Hands of Love. Organizer. A Day in Hand, Atlanta.

March 2010 Subpoena Eagle Officers. Coordinator. BLOCS, Atlanta Citizen Review Board, Atlanta.

November 2009 National Marriage Equality Rally. Speaker, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta.

October 2009 Underwear Protest: Free the Eagle 8. Organizer. OutWrite Bookstore, Atlanta.

September 2009 Eagle Raid: Fight Back. Organizer/Speaker. City Hall, Atlanta.

September 2009 Justice for Eagle. Organizer/Speaker. The Eagle, Atlanta.

November 2008 Stop Prop 8. Attendee. Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta.

March 2007 Take Back the Night. Organizer. Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, University of West Georgia.

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

September 2006 Roll Over Bigotry. Organizer. Lambda, University of West Georgia.

July 2006 Stand Up to Bigotry. Lambda Coordinator. Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta.

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

March 2006 Take Back the Night. Organizer. Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, University of West Georgia.

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

March 2005 Take Back the Night. Organizer. Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, University of West Georgia.

January 2005 Stop the War Machine. Organizer. Student Peace Action Network, University of West Georgia.

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

*The last thing the people of Bahrain needed was a Western white woman getting injured by tactical police weapons supplied by the U.S. The Americans were politely told to leave and we obliged.