Experience

 

 

CAREER

Democratic CommitteePerson, Philadelphia Democratic City Committee

5/2014 – Present
This role has fueled my enthusiasm for voting. It is my responsibility to inform neighbors on upcoming elections and candidate platforms in an easy, accessible way, offer transportation and childcare to ensure people a voting plan, and serve as a year round resource for members of the Democratic Party. I have also trained hundreds of Philadelphians on how to run for Committeeperson since I took office.

Director of partnerships, campus philly

5/2012 – 1/2019
As Director of Partnerships I excelled at connecting stakeholders, including nonprofits, employers, and college students in the Greater Philadelphia Region through meaningful partnerships and interactive engagements. In addition, I managed Campus Philly’s consulting services, positioning Philadelphia as a national leader in front of other cities and states implementing their own talent retention strategies. Strong business administration, budget management, project facilitation, and staff oversight have been present throughout my tenure.

Elections Board, City of Philadelphia

11/2014 – 11/2016
Served as Machine Inspector, provided customer service, translation services and ensured safe and fair voting.

Events Manager, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

3/2009 – 8/2012
Produced educational programming for entrepreneurs who value the triple bottom line business model of People, Planet and Profit. By listening to the needs of local businesses I was able to create curriculum and communications that were relatable and effective in educating members on trends and opportunities in the local economy.

Account Executive, STICK and MOVE

7/2007 – 2/2009
Created a genuine experience between brands and consumers. It was through this work that I learned strong communication skills and how to make complex information accessible and “consumer friendly.”

Assistant to the President, Digitas Health

8/2006 – 5/2007
Learned the inner workings of executive team of Medical Broadcasting Company during critical transitions from small business to international leader in healthcare marketing. This was a valuable experience in business administration and understanding large-scale operations.

 
 

NONPROFIT BOARDS
& VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Block Captain, South Philadelphia

7/2012 – Present
Working with a variety of civic associations and community groups to resolve neighborhood issues such as economic development, beautification and public school education. I am also a block captain, working with neighbors to resolve issues directly affecting our street.

Committee Member, Friends of Neighborhood Education

11/2014 – Present
The Friends Of Neighborhood Education (FONE) is a coalition of more than 40 Friends groups that believes that a first-class education, within a safe school setting, should be the right of every child in Philadelphia and the entire United States. It also believes that such an education should be provided inherently and without reservations.

Board Member, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary

10/2012 – 5/2018
President 4/2017 – 5/2018

Working with school administration, staff and parents at G.W. Childs Elementary School by executing service projects, raising funds, initiating capital improvements, and providing community insight that will positively affect and connect the student body and the community-at-large. We have raised $235,000+ to date through grants and individual contributions.

Community Advisory Board Member, WHYY

9/2017 – Present
The WHYY Community Advisory Board reviews WHYY’s programming and service goals and policy decisions. It advises the WHYY Board of Directors and staff on whether WHYY’s goals meet the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities WHYY serves.

Board of Directors, Diversified Community Services

10/2013 – 1/2016
Diversified provides services, advocacy and community building for children, families and the Point Breeze Neighborhood.

Chapter Organizer and Founder, Career Ambitious Mothers

11/2013 – 11/2014
Organizer of millennial working moms. “We are not just "working moms" but moms who love to work, have career ambitions and enjoy having a professional identity.”

 

HONORS & AWARDS

Crystal Shield Award Nominee, Philadelphia 17th Police District

May 2018

Emerging Leader Award, Forum of Executive Women

May 2017

Connector of the Year Nominee, Philly Rad Girls

April 2017

Philly Girls Do Good Award, Philly Girls Do Good

October 2016

Women’s History Month Community Leaders Citation, Philadelphia City Councilman Johnson

March 2016

Next Community Leaders: 17 young people improving Philly’s neighborhoods, Billy Penn

March 2016

South Philadelphia Change Maker, South Philly Review

October 2015

Born to Make History: Women's History Month Honoree, Influencing Action Movement

March 2015

Keepers & Connectors, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia

December 2014

Philly DoGooder Community Impact Award, Generocity and Here's My Chance

March 2014

Creative Economy: Make the Campaign, First Place: Outstanding Tourism Plan supporting Philadelphia's Creative Economy, Innovation Philadelphia

April 2005

 

Committee of 70 Buchholz Fellow

2017

Center for Progressive Leadership, PA Political Leadership Fellow

2012

LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, Connectors and Keepers

2015 – 2016

University of The Arts, B.S, Media and Communications

2002 – 2006

EDUCATION

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Prep, Young Involved Philadelphia

2013

Citizens Planning Institute, City of Philadelphia

2011

Town Watch, 17th District Police Station

2010

Institute for Advanced Advertising Studies, American Association of Advertising Agencies

2007