Aug 2010 - Present

Master's of Public Health

Emory Rollins School of Public Health

Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Health Economics, Statistical Methods, Financial and Managerial Accounting for Healthcare, Health Policy and Resource Allocation, and Theory of Health Care Organizations

Jan 2008 - Aug 2010

Bachelor of Science

Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Relevant Legal Coursework: Legal Environment of Business, and Business Law I
  • Relevant Public Health Coursework: Concept of Statistics, Intro to Social Statistics, Anthropology in Women’s Health, African American Family in Social Context,  Science Policy and Communication, Gender and the Body, and Mass Media and Society

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2008 - Present

Founder and Executive Editor

Policy Diary
  • Research, author, and publish articles pertaining to issues regarding health policy and management, particularly access to health care, health care exchanges, tax on high-cost health care plans ("Cadillac Tax"), Medicare and Medicaid, and the doctor shortage
Jul 2010 - Present


The Loop 21

Write articles weekly covering principle areas of public policy, including health, education, and fiscal policy

Jan 2010 - May 2010

Capital Intern

Virginia Capital Semester
  • Awarded a combined state government policy-making internship and policy seminar sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Worked with the Honorable David Bulova (D) of the Virginia House of Delegates on the Education committee where I summarized legislative actions and researched policy issues
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

Volunteer Intern

Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
  • Compiled unemployment benefit overpayment refunds for the Virginia Employment Commission ascertained through both outside counsel and “debt setoff” payments collected by the Virginia Taxation Department.

Feb 2009 - May 2009

Freelance Blogger (Contract)

Policy Net
  • Authored a thrice-weekly blog -PolicyNet - that facilitates broad discussion on matters of public policy
Dec 2008 - Feb 2009

State Legislative Fellow

Virginia Association of Young Democrats
  • Awarded a research fellowship by youth advocacy organization and assigned to work with the Honorable David Englin (D) in the Virginia House of Delegates
  • Researched a broad array of Virginia public health concerns, including mental health and women's health
  • Summarized legislative actions regarding these public health concerns as well as naturopathy bills from the Health, Welfare, and Institutions committee
Dec 2006 - Nov 2007

Loan Officer

SunTrust Bank, Central Florida, N.A.
  • Financed and refinanced home equity, automobile, marine, and unsecured loans
  • Loan production routinely ranked in the upper 20% of 15 person sales team
May 2005 - Nov 2006

Escrow Assistant

Equitable Title
  • Prepared escrow documents for real estate purchases, new construction and refinances, and equity loans
  • Ordered mortgage loan payoffs, satisfaction of judgments, lien releases, and Uniform Commercial Code releases
  • Assisted closers with over 120 closings per month in the second most branch out of eight in the company
Mar 2003 - Oct 2004

Loan Officer

Mortgage Investors Corporation
  • Refinanced over 20 million dollars in VA and FHA mortgages for the largest VA refinance lender in the US
  • Assisted branch manager with training newly hired loan officers in a branch of 30 loan officers
  • Awarded loan officer of the month honors (Aug. '04); and youngest interim manager in company history