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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.

Featured Accomplishments:

  • 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

         Featured Accomplishments:

  • 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

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