Education

University of St. Thomas School of Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota- Doctorate in Leadership (Ed.D.)

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China- Economic Development and Urbanization in East China Seminar

University of St. Thomas School of Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota- Master of Public Policy and Leadership (M.P.P.)

University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota- Juris Doctor (J.D.)

 Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English, Minor/Certification: Conflict Studies, cum laude


Experience

Associate Vice President, Office of Institutional Diversity, University of Saint Thomas (2016-Present); Interim Diversity and Inclusion Officer (2015)

Clinical Law Faculty, Community Justice Project, Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, University of Saint Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN (2011-2014)

Director of Diversity, University of Saint Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN (2011-2014)

Clinical Law Fellow, Community Justice Project, Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services, University of Saint Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN (2007-2011)


Awards

SCORE Mentors/Sam’s Club, American Small Business Champion (2017)

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse, Emerging Scholar (January-March 2015)

Ms. JD, Writing Fellow (2015)

American Bar Foundation, Fellow (2014)

Mentoring Young Adults, Community Service Award (2014)

University of St. Thomas, Diversity-Outstanding Commitment Award (2013)

MN African American Heritage Society, Honoree (2013) 

Highland Park Senior High School, Hall of Fame (2011)

Hamline University, First Decade Alumni Award (2010)

University of Saint Thomas School of Law, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teacher (2010)

Minnesota Lawyer, Up and Coming Attorney Award (2009)

Black Law Student Association, Faculty/Staff Award (2007)

University of Saint Thomas Mission Award Recipient, Scholarly Engagement and Societal Reform (2006)

University of Saint Thomas School of Law, Mission Award Recipient, Professional Preparation (2006)

University of Saint Thomas School of Law, Mission Award Recipient, Living the Mission (2005)

Phi Beta Kappa, Inductee (2003)