AUGUST 2018 - DECEMBER 2021
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Received a B.S. in "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
As part of the "Biological Sciences" major, my courses focused on subjects such as Biology, Genetics, Anatomy, and Psychology. Served on the Executive Board of our National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Jr. Chapter during all four years, as Publications Chair, Parliamentarian, Vice President, and Treasurer. I was also a volunteer tutor at Kids 4 Kids and a competitive figure skater, individually and as a member of the Nationally-ranked Sky Rink All Stars Ice Theatre team.
AUGUST 2021 - DECEMBER 2021
A Comparative Analysis of Youth Participation in Policy Making in the United States and South America
This paper compares four cities across the United States and South America in which youth participated in and impacted local policy making processes: Boston, Seattle, Rosario, and Bogotá. These case studies highlight three methods of youth civic engagement: Youth Participatory Budgeting, Youth Councils, and Youth Action Groups. This paper also highlights the importance of youth involvement and suggests manners through which adults can sustainably and equitably build partnerships with, involve, and support youth. The full paper can be found here.
AUGUST 2020 - DECEMBER 2020
Enhancing Angels-Net Foundation's
STEAM Program and Visibility
AUGUST 2019 - OCTOBER 2019
Student Study Space at WPI
JULY 2019 - AUGUST 2019
Traffic Safety in Argentina
AUGUST 2018 - DECEMBER 2018
Great Problems Seminar : Feed the World
SEPTEMBER 2015 - MARCH 2016
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition
Collaborated with a team of three to create a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum to assist a local refugee and immigrant support nonprofit organization, the Angels-Net Foundation in Worcester, MA. Enhanced the organization’s visibility through the creation of a new website and an increased social media presence. The full report, presentation, and supplemental files can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MAY 2021 - PRESENT
Program Consultant at University of North Carolina
Highway Safety Research Center
Focusing on the continued implementation of the Vision Zero for Youth initiative launched by the National Center for Safe Routes to School. The initiative is in partnership with various cities, and is two-fold: 1) to increase advocacy and policy efforts focused on interventions where children and youth travel, and 2) implement a youth-centered approach with city leaders to advocating and adopting policy change and infrastructure improvements.
JANUARY 2021 - PRESENT
Youth Leadership Board Member at the
Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety
The Youth Leadership Board identifies, supports, and amplifies the voices of global youth by engaging with our peers, representing them during the strategic planning process of the coalition, and initiating and supporting global and local activities and community-based projects.
JANUARY 2022 - MAY 2022
Sales Advisor at H&M
Responsible for ensuring a positive in-store customer experience.
MAY 2021 - OCTOBER 2021
Policy Analyst Intern at the United States Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
Assisted the planning committee of the 2021 Transportation Research Board's Automated Road Transportation Symposium (ARTS21) through the development and analysis of event surveys and by organizing and tracking speaker sessions and participant rosters. Completed various stakeholder analyses for the field of automated and connected vehicles. Attended various business development and communication training sessions.
SEPTEMBER 2019 - JULY 2021
Supervisor at Boundless Adventures, Massachusetts
Responsible for the general safety of the park, the management and coordination of the staff team, and ensuring a positive experience for all guests.
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.
In 2022, the VZYC was chosen for a CDC Community Change Grant by America Walks, in order to host two more Vision Zero Youth Days in New York City.
In 2023, U.S. VZYC chapters were acquired by NOYS (National Organizations for Youth Safety), and became a NOYS program. International VZYC chapters were not changed.