Employment

Research Services Intern, Fidelity Investments

Boston, MA June 2021-Present

  • Assist investment professionals with research library requests by sourcing information and data.

Reference Librarian, Coventry Public Library

Coventry, RI 2020-

  • Provide reference service and respond to patron inquiries in person, online and via telephone.

  • Promote library services and programs.

  • Record complete and accurate library usage statistics.

  • Operate Sierra Integrated Library System.

 

Program Director, Literacy Volunteers of Kent County

Coventry, RI 2020- 

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Literacy Volunteers of Kent County which includes, recruiting and matching tutors and students, supporting matches, and serving as the public face of LVKC.

Graduate Student Grant Worker, Institute of Library and Museum Services 

Simmons University, Boston, MA 2020-

  • Support research into the experience and use of academic libraries by African American undergraduate students under the direction of Simmons University Assistant Professor Dr. Rebecca Davis.

Consultant, The College Crusade of Rhode Island

Providence, RI 2020

  • Developed virtual and in-person programming to provide early access to college and career resources for 9th and 10th grade students.

Program Manager, Scholar Athletes

Boston, MA  2019-2020

  • Led programming and partnerships at 5 school-based Zone sites located in Boston Public Schools.

  • Supervised and facilitated professional development training for 8 Program Coordinators and Assistants.

  • Provided direct service to help students achieve their academic and athletic pursuits.

  • Led planning of the 2019 Boston City Girls Volleyball All Star Game.

High School Advisor, The College Crusade of Rhode Island

Providence, RI, 2015 -2019

  • Counseled a caseload of nearly 125 high school students during and after school in academic decisions, social development, career exploration, and college readiness.

  • Facilitated weekly programs on college planning and life skills.

 

AmeriCorps Education Fellow, The Learning Community School

Central Falls, RI, 2014- 2015

  • Provided small group math intervention for students in grades K-8.

  • Communicated with teachers to address student needs, and tailored lessons to student interests, strengths, and learning needs.

 

Tournament Intern, International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum

Newport, RI, 2014

  • Assisted customers with ticket and service-related inquiries.

  • Created an entertainment guide for tournament players by negotiating partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

 

Program Assistant, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport Reston, VA, 2012-2013

  • Collaborated with the Office of the First Lady of the United States to launch First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative.

  • Partnered with community-based groups nationwide to plan activities for Girls and Women in Sport Day.

  • Lobbied on Capitol Hill for bills related to Health and Physical Education.

Education

Simmons University, Boston, MA
Master of Library and Information Science 

Expected graduation: May 2022

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Master of Science, Kinesiology:

Sport Management and Policy Specialization, 2014 

Hampton University, Hampton, VA 
Bachelor of Science, Sports Management, 2012 

 

Awards

  • 2020-2021 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar 

  • 2020-2022 Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholar, Kaleidoscope Program 

  • 2021-2022 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Michael T. and Mary L. Cloyd Scholarship

  • 2020 Special Libraries Association New England James M. Matarazzo Award

  • 2020 Rhode Island Independence Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Junior

  • 2019 Massachusetts and Rhode Island Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chapters Sincere and Rare Award 

Organizational Affiliations

American Library Association

Black Caucus of the American Library Association

International Sports Heritage Association

Rhode Island Library Association

Cornucopia of Rhode Island-Vice Chair

Special Libraries Association- Vice President, SLA@Simmons

Students of Color at SLIS- External Outreach Coordinator