EDUCATION
AUGUST 2018 - MAY 2022

Bachelor's Degree

WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

I am in my third year, studying Society, Technology, and Policy. I completed my Humanities and Arts requirement in Spanish, part of which was done on-site at the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires during the month of July 2019. Additionally, I have previously taken American Sign Language classes at the College of the Holy Cross. Outside of classes, I participate in multiple club sports and community service activities.

 
SEPTEMBER 2014 - JUNE 2018

High School Diploma

BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

Took Biology, Anatomy, and Psychology- specific classes as a part of the Biological Sciences major. As an extracurricular activity, I was an active member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. Chapter. I served on its Executive Board all four years, as Publications Chair, Parliamentarian, Vice President, and Treasurer. Also participated in the Helping the Homeless Club and was a volunteer student tutor at Kids 4 Kids. 

Outside of school, I was a competitive figure skater, individually and as a member of the Nationally ranked Sky Rink All Stars Ice Theatre team.

PROJECTS
 
AUGUST 2019 - OCTOBER 2019

Student Study Space at WPI

Mobilized over 2,000 Undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to advocate for an increase in study spaces available to the student body. Participated in a committee to review already available spaces and identify potential new locations. A press release made by the WPI administration can be found here

JULY 2019 - AUGUST 2019

Traffic Safety in Argentina

A research paper, completed in Buenos Aires, which examined the efforts of the Argentine and Buenos Aires governments to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic violence.

AUGUST 2018 - DECEMBER 2018

Great Problems Seminar : Feed the World

Worked on an interdisciplinary team of three to create and implement an educational program designed to encourage freshman to reduce their impact on food waste.

SEPTEMBER 2015 - MARCH 2016

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Led a team of four to create a now-patented smartwatch app that alerts a pedestrian user if it detects cars moving towards them at unsafe speeds. As a National Winner, it won $120,000 for our school, and was featured on TV and in national media such as the WSJ.

EXPERIENCE
 
SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT

Monitor at Boundless Adventures, Massachusetts

Responsible for general safety of the park as well as ensuring a positive guest experience by interacting with the children and parents in an inviting manner.

JUNE 2018 - SEPTEMBER 2018

Programs Assistant at University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

Provided feedback and insight on getting youth involved in traffic safety advocacy, and how to use social media and other technologies as tools to achieve that goal.

FEBRUARY 2018 - JUNE 2018

Communications Intern at Public Allies, New York

Specialized in social media communications and website updates. Designed a mobile app for members of and those interested in the New York City branch of Public Allies.

JUNE 2016 - JULY 2016

Programs Intern for New York City Council Member Brad Lander

Assisted in office management, including website development and database updates, in addition to program development with a specialization in Vision Zero, at the office of New York City Council Member Brad Lander.

DECEMBER 2014 - PRESENT

Founder and President of

the Vision Zero Youth Council

The Vision Zero Youth Council is a student-run organization that engages middle and high school students in working with local schools, elected officials, and other organizations in advocating and fighting for safer streets and stronger traffic laws.

And under my continued supervision, the VZYC has grown into an international organizations, with chapters and partnerships in Rwanda, Nigeria, Mali, Gambia, and the U.K.

More information can be found at visionzeroyouthcouncil.org.

 
AWARDS, PATENTS, AND CERTIFICATIONS
U.S. Patent No. 9,747,796
Oncoming Vehicle Alarm Technology
Samsung ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ STEM Competition
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National Winner 2015/2016
Recognition from the New York State Senate
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Link Here
Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement
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2017 Semi-Finalist
2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
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Certificate of Excellence
2016 Inspirational Leadership Award
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Awarded by W!SE’s Quality of Life INNOVATIONS program
1st Place NSBE National
Try-Math-a-Lon Competition
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2018 National Convention
Certified in Autodesk Inventor 2014
Junior PADI Scuba Diver
EXTRACURRICULARS
 
Women's Club Soccer Team
September 2018 - Present
Club Underwater Hockey
January 2019 - Present
Ski Team
September 2019 - Present
SKILLS
 
French - Mother Tongue
Power Point - Advanced
Microsoft Word - Advanced
Spanish - Advanced
Microsoft Excel - Proficient
Public Speaking - Advanced

CONTACT ME

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