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University of California at Los Angeles

Bachelor of Science, June 2011 - Biochemistry

 Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

Masters of Public Health, Health Policy & Management, May 2014 – Policy



Future Leaders Political Action Committee, Atlanta, GA    [March 2014-Present]
Founder, Board of Directors 

    Creating, leading the PAC; financial, organizational establishment and oversight
    Identification, campaigning, consulting, fundraising for candidates
    Working in person with former Governor Roy Barnes (D-GA) to establish the PAC

Brevity Studios, Atlanta, GA    [February 2014-Present]

    Establishing business relations with local organizations, groups, etc.
    Event, portrait and conceptual photography for a wide range of clientele 
    Social media outreach and marketing 

Go Active GA, Atlanta, GA    [January 2014-Present]
Founder, President 

    Forming relationships with state, local parks, campgrounds 
    Creating, promoting outdoor events (e.g. running – Clarkston 5K, hiking, camping) 
    Reaching out for sponsorships with statewide green energy companies 

City Hall, Clarkston, GA    [November 2013-Present]
Chief of Staff to the Mayor

    Public outreach; Reaching out to the population for various issues 
    Policy projects pertaining to public health, sidewalks/other infrastructure, education
    Policy meetings with elected officials, former politicians, NGOs, etc.

Georgia Green 10x10, Atlanta, GA    [November 2013-Present]
Weekly Editor, Fundraising, Marketing and Outreach

    Research, aggregating, sending of green sector articles for a 10K+ subscriber list
    Representing Green 10x10 at events, network building and securing sponsorships
    Marketing via various multimedia platforms to increase market awareness 

Landslyde Consulting, LLC, Atlanta, GA    [May 2013-Present]
Associate Political Consultant

    Fundraising for political candidates
    Campaigning, networking, political and financial consulting for candidates
    Creating and leading a team of interns
Political Consulting Intern
    Phone banking, canvassing of voters for a local municipal election
    Attending rallies and various functions to aid candidate in election campaign
    Successfully helped candidate win position of Mayor in Clarkston, GA

American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA    [April 2013-November 2013]
Research Intern – International Tobacco Control & Research Department, Economic Policy

    Abstracting and extracting tax and retail price data from Euromonitor, ERC, WHO, etc
    Standardizing and creation of master databases for economic data worldwide
    Evaluating tobacco control interventions in Senegal
    Analyzing effects of switching Ad Valorem to Specific Excise tax in Nigeria (cigarettes)
    Writing of manuscripts regarding international tobacco control policy

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Atlanta, GA    [February 2013-September 2013]
Atlanta Walk Manager / Marketing/ Fundraising/ Event Coordination/Advocate

    Planning and coordination of NAMIWalks Atlanta
    Fundraising and sponsorship from corporations and private individuals
    Representing NAMI at various local/community events

Grady Health System, Atlanta, GA    [March 2013-August 2013]
Clinical Performance Improvement Intern – Stroke Department

    Interacting with medical staff to understand daily procedures and needs
    Improving clinical care with an emphasis on both expediency and efficiency
    Data abstraction on stroke, VTE patients

Ophoff Laboratory, Semel Brain Research Institute, UCLA, CA    [March 2012-August 2012]
Lab Staff – Lab Technician/Wet Lab 

    Isolation, quantification and quality control of isolated human blood RNA
    Organization and entering ordering information of lab supplies
    Created and maintained a large sample database

Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Laboratory, UCLA, CA    [January 2010-August 2012]
Lab Staff – Lab Technician/Wet Lab/Coordinator 

    Ran ELISAs to study analytes such as Adiponectin and Oxidized LDL
    Analyzed Insulin Signaling Pathway Proteins (IRS1, GS, GLUT4, etc.) via Western Blot
    Lead/coordinated a research/wet lab team to analyze tissue samples and their results
Lab Assistant – Biopsy Physician’s Assistant 
    Assisted with muscle and adipose biopsies of numerous patients within the study
Lab Assistant – Histology Technician
    Coordinated partial muscle analysis with a UCLA’s Brain Research Institute contact
Lab Assistant – Data Analysis and General Lab 
    Created a budget of over $130,000 for various studies; purchased items for lab

Alpha Chi Sigma, Professional Chemistry Fraternity     [October 2008–August 2012]
President  (June 2010–January 2011)

    Acted as liaison to companies including Hayden McNeil and Fisher Scientific
    Cut substantial costs through aggressive and persistent negotiations with companies
    Created new methods of streamlining information to others to maximize efficiency
    Coordinated 35+ people and aided in organizing the logistics of ~100 person events
    Saved over 60% of funds, eliminated waste / high costs by micromanagement
Vice President  (December 2009–June 2010)
Master of Ceremonies  (May 2009–December 2009)
Recruitment Chair  (December 2008–December 2009)

    Alpha Chi Sigma Member of the Year Scholarship Winner 2010
    2011 ACSM Abstract/Poster in Denver, Colorado (“Effects of Resistance Training on Lipids, Atherogenic Mediators, Adiponectin and cIMT in Overweight, Sedentary Men”)
    2011 ACSM Abstract/Poster in Denver, Colorado (“Cardiometabolic Effects of 4 Weeks of Detraining Following a Resistance Training Program in Sedentary Overweight Young Adult Men”)
    2012 ACSM Abstract/Poster in San Francisco, California (“Carbon Monoxide and Fagerström Test as Predictive Measures of Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Exercise Capacity”)
    2012 TRDRP Abstract/Poster
    2013 ACSM Abstract/Poster – Insulin Equations
    2 Manuscripts, currently being written, focusing on OGTT, insulin resistance, and the effects of resistance training and subsequent detraining on overweight, sedentary young men. 


•    Mediation and Conflict Resolution
•    Program Conceptual Development
•    Prezi, MSFT Office (Excel, PPT, etc.)
•    Statistical Analysis (via SAS, STATA)
•    Financial/Mgmt Accounting, Consulting
•    Policy Consulting
•    Public Health Law
•    Office and Staff Management
•    Complex Policy Analysis
•    Adobe (Much of Creative Suite)
•    Mailchimp and Website Development
•    E-Newsletter Creation/Distribution
•    Micro- and Macro-Management
•    Economic Policy Analysis
•    Great at networking
•    Marathon Runner, Outdoors Enthusiast