Service Work & Leadership
2022 – Present President, BU Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
Meet regularly with Dean Malika El-Jeffries and Provost Daniel Kleinman regarding graduate student affairs.
Oversee the body of elected departmental representatives from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Initiated annual free Linked-In Headshot and Webinar event.
Secured non-service stipends for future executive board members
Advocated for parking discounts for graduate students.
Advocated for housing affordability initiatives for graduate students.
Worked collaboratively with university administration to begin the formation of a whole-school graduate council to represent 17,000 graduate students at Boston University.
Assisted with a Nation-wide Day of Action for Reproductive Rights
2022 – Present GRS Student Representative, Graduate Student Advisory Council for Associate Dean Jeffries-El
Represent graduate student voices, concerns, and questions in the formation of new policies within the Boston University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
2017 – Present Domestic Violence Awareness Advocate, Various Organizations
2023 Keynote speaker at Community of Conscience Brunch for Casa Myrna DV shelter alongside MA Lt. Gov. and Attorney General (~170k raised)
2022 Table Host for Community of Conscience Brunch with Casa Myrna DV shelter
Partnered with Jane Doe Inc. to raise $149k for domestic violence prevention efforts in Massachusetts
Presented "The Healthy Relationships Guide" to 2,000 students
Conducted 70+ psychoeducational groups for children living in My Sister's Place Domestic Violence Shelter
Published "Katie Kitty Wants a Hug" - a children's book on the importance of consent
2018 Keynote speaker at Reclaim the Red at the University of Maryland
2018 Keynote speaker at Raising Queens Table Talk by An Earthly Embrace
2022 – Present Special Assistant to Admin and Comms, National Association of Graduate/Professional Students
Research and create an online repository of resources for graduate students
Aid in the creation and maintenance of an official website
Collaborate in the planning and execution of a National Conference and Legislative Action Days
2022 – Present Committee Member, BU Community Safety Advisory Group
Design and disseminate surveys to assess student concerns and university response to several safety issues
Conduct nationwide listening tour consisting of focus groups at peer institutions
Draft policy memos with recommendations to university administrators
2022 – 2023 Committee Member, BU Climate Survey Working Group
Aid in the creation of a university-wide survey of campus climate in collaboration with Rankin & Associates Consulting
Develop a marketing/communication plan to keep the BU community updated and engaged in survey progress.
Contribute to data analysis and oversee the distribution and utilization of results.
2022 – 2023 Committee Member, BU Provosts Faculty Teaching Awards Committee
Review nominees and make recommendations to the Provost and President for the University’s highest teaching honors.
2020 – 2022 Secretary, BU Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
Organized meeting minutes and organization records.
Managed biweekly listserv and social media accounts.
2019 Team Leader, Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Led a team of six undergraduate students in supervising safe playtimes for children living in a homeless shelter in Washington DC.
Facilitated debriefing conversations following volunteer shifts
2018 Intern, American Psychological Association – Office of Violence Prevention
Facilitated data analysis on effectiveness of the ACT: Raising Safe Kids Intervention Program.
Disseminated research on violence prevention on APA Blogs and social media sites
Invited Guest at 2018 Congressional Briefing on Gun Violence