Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Present

Director of Engagement & Operations

Meme Menu, Miami, FL
Nov 2013 - Jun 2014

Health Educator, Get Fit  Coordinator

Harlem Childen's Zone, New York, NY

Managed program to target community obesity in Harlem through culinary, fitness, and nutrition education, free farmer's markets, and medical case management for 37 at-risk youth and their families. 

  • Led 84% of student participants to accomplish fitness, nutrition, and sleep goals during 5-month trial period. 
  • Achieved 100% program completion rate amongst students with a Body Mass Index exceeding the 99th percentile of given age group. 
  • Created participatory model for family engagement meetings that earned a 95% satisfaction rating from parents. 
  • Community partnerships secured included New York Sports Club, Fun Fuzion, and  City Harvest. 
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013

Reading Teacher, Teach for America Corps Member

Miami -Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL

Managed the literacy growth, college readiness, and social development of 350 9th and 11th grade students from low-income communities who struggled to read on grade level. 

  • Founded and facilitated the Youth Empowerment Summit, a forum of community stakeholders that pioneered use of electronic polling technology to create 50 action plans in response to increased violent activity around school zone.
  • Awarded US Dept. of Education Race to the Top grant for tripling passage rate on the 2013 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. 
  • Mentored and provided college counseling to students earning over $400,000 in full-tuition scholarships. 
  • Established weekly home-visit program to foster greater rapport between community members and school staff. 

Education

Education
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015

Certificate in Premedical Sciences 

Columbia University, New York, NY

Intensive coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics for career-changers seeking to enter medicine.  

Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Science, Policy Analysis and Management

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Concentrations in Health Policy and Global Health, Outstanding Student Activist Award for Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

Interests

Cycling in charity events // fishing//water sports //culinary history // hosted and surfed with 19 individuals from 10 countries via couchsurfing.org // Extensive experience living and working in the Caribbean and West Africa.