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Experiences, Skills, & Accomplishments


Iowa State University

Graduate College

Master of Science in Agronomy
Expected May 2025

Cornell University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Plant Sciences
Concentration in Ecology of Managed Landscapes
May 2020

Food Systems, Horticulture, & Arboriculture

August 2021 - Present

Membership Coordinator | Black Farmers United - New York State

  • Crafts and implements a membership recruitment, onboarding, and engagement processes

  • Develops and ensures adherence to internal policies

  • Creates organization communications (e.g., letters, newsletters, social media posts, advocacy materials)

  • Co-leads fundraising initatives (e.g., grantwriting)

  • Represents BFU-NYS in interviews, events, and other speaking engagements

  • Coordinates all membership meetings

  • Creates and facilitates strategic planning processes and development of organizational structure

  • Leads the creation and implementation of hiring processes

  • Co-develops advocacy initiatives with members and partners

  • Organizes members events and other opportunities

  • Edits and maintains website

  • Liaises between lobbyists, members, and partners

  • Provides other administrative and technical duties

  • Offers ongoing support to other miscellaneous tasks and projects as needed

September 2021 - Present

Board of Directors Member | Center for Transformative Action (CTA)

  • Committees | Programming

  • Engages in monthly meetings

  • Reviews and makes decisions about whether to approve fiscal sponsorship applications with fellow board members

  • Organizes skill shares and other learning opportunities for CTA projects

May 2020 - July 2022

Farmer Training Program Advisory Committee Member | Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming

  • Committees | Curriculum Development; Recruitment Strategy

  • Engages in periodic meetings

  • Determines program structure with fellow board members

  • Teaches lessons on farming and food justices

Summer 2021, 2022

Freelance Ag Educator | ReWild Long Island

  • Developed and taught hands-on lessons on farming and food justice in person and virtually

March 2021 - September 2021

Farm Educator and Community Liaison | Orkestai Farm

  • Created and implemented curricula on no-till, organic agriculture for neurodiverse adults

  • Performed regular farm maintenance activities: plant propagation and greenhouse management; water, nutrient, soil, weed, and pest management; produce harvesting and processing; minor irrigation plumbing repairs and carpentry

  • Crafted and implemented social media content and strategy

  • Cultivated relationships between the farm and potential partners

November 2020 - August 2021

Chair & Organizer | Mutual Aid Working Group, Nassau Democratic Socialists of America

  • Led and scheduled weekly organizing meetings

  • Facilitated and created activities/presentations for working group strategy development

  • Supported and oversaw communications and agenda subcommittees

  • Oversaw activities of the gardening subcommittee: managed & supported community food forest efforts; taught (virtual) gardening and plant science lessons to adults; managed community projects; co-managed Facebook skillshare group; facilitated strategy development

  • Built and maintained inner relationships and outside partnerships

October 2019 – August 2020

Community Assistant III | Cornell University

  • Developed, drafted, and refined Seed to Supper (S2S) Youth Corps, a food systems curriculum centering gardening, social justice, collaboration & leadership, and voice & personal agency

  • Worked with extension educators & community partners.

  • Explored how the focus of climate crisis & food security are centered in this new program effort.

August 2019 - May 2020

Co-Facilitator & Team Member | Anabel's Grocery

  • Committee | PR, Education, and Collaboration

  • Facilitated and created agendas for weekly meetings

  • Engaged and collaborated with Cornell and Ithaca communities

  • Planned, managed, and executed projects and social media campaigns

  • Conducted needs assessments and evaluated programming impacts

  • Provided informal hands-on training to new staff

  • Co-led presentations on the store’s mission and work

Summer, 2017 - 2019

Garden-Based Learning Paid Summer Intern | Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County

  • Created, adapted, & taught garden-based learning curricula centered on food to youth

  • Taught hands-on learning activities to a variety of youth groups

  • Assisted lead educators in environmental youth education programs

  • Evaluated Master Gardener volunteer program

  • Organized ISA Certification workshops

  • Created content and co-ran farm stand Facebook page

  • Supported farm stand operations

July 2019 - August 2019

Temporary Market Salesclerk | Cornell Cooperative Extension Nassau County

  • Cashiered and restocked shelves

  • Assisted customers in finding products that best suited their needs

  • Educated store visitors of Taste NY mission and products

  • Promoted all in-store products

August 2019 - December 2019

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant | PLHRT 4910: Creating the Urban Eden, Cornell University

  • Graded weekly ID quizzes

  • Prepared sample specimens and assisted in coordination of plant ID walks

  • Assisted co-instructors in activities in soil science, landscapes architecture design, tree/shrub maintenance, & planting

Event Planning & Coordination

August 2019 - May 2020

Community Projects Lead | Body Positive Cornell (BPC), Cornell University

  • Planned, organized, and executed campus-wide events and projects

  • Collaborated with student groups, activists, and influencers

  • Built relationships between BPC and various communities

January 2017 - December 2018

Vice President of Events | Cornell Environmental Collaborative, Cornell University

  • Led planning, coordination, and execution of small and large events 

  • Collaborated with some of 40+ campus sustainability organizations

  • Led weekly committee meetings

  • Arranged speaker travel, lodging, and other accommodations

  • Led groups of volunteers through set-up and take-down

  • Scheduled volunteer shifts

Facilitation & Evaluation

July 2019 - May 2020

Undergraduate Advisor | Residential Sustainability Leaders (RSLs), Cornell University

  • Facilitated planning meetings with Advising Team

  • Served as liaison between RSLs and other entities

  • Developed new RSL pre-orientation training program

  • Provided vision and thought leadership for RSL program’s scope, initiatives, and collaborations

  • Served as advisor and general resource for RSLs’ projects and initiatives

  • Assisted with RSL recruitment

August 2019 - October 2019

Strategic Planning Co-facilitator | Plenty Belize (PB)

  • Organized strategic planning sessions for PB board and staff

  • Critically reflected on and edited process

  • Led regular meetings with co-facilitator, advisor, and PB members

January 2019 - May 2019

Co-Evaluator | Plenty Belize (PB)

  • Developed and finalized evaluation surveys and interview questions

  • Conducted on-site evaluation of school garden-based learning programs with a small team

  • Created and submitted a report of findings and recommendations

August 2016 - May 2017

Seed to Supper Student Co-Facilitator | Cornell University

  • Taught community leaders, in three NYS counties, the basics of creating and maintaining a community garden that fosters garden-based learning skills

  • Created and gave presentations on learning materials

  • Learned & practiced critical reflection

Other Experience

December 2016 - August 2020

Freelance Transcriptionist | Rev Transcription

  • Transcribed submitted audio clips for clients in a variety of fields

  • Followed company style guide

March - May 2018, 2019

Eco Lead | Cornell University

  • Engaged in planning meetings

  • Coordinated student volunteers to clean Libe slope during and after Slope Day, an annual campus-wide event full of myriad food vendors, games, and live performances from up-and-coming musical artists

January 2018 – December 2018

Undergraduate Researcher | Specht Lab, Cornell University

  • Objectives: 1) identify gene flow patterns of this species’ populations as it related to flower color; and 2) determine the potential reasons for variation in presence and color of petal spots

  • Extracted and quantified DNA of Calochortus venustus tissues samples

  • Completed data entry

January 2018 - May 2018

Diversity & Inclusion Plan Writer | Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden

  • Created diversity and inclusion plan for emerging public garden

  • Presented plan to public garden’s ED and horticultural staff, on-site

January 2017 – May 2018

Undergraduate Student Representative | Senior Leaders Climate Action Group, Cornell University

  • Provided student voice on a variety of campus environmental sustainability issues to board of administrative and faculty environmental leaders

  • Gave student perspective in the formation of the Sustainable Cornell Council



  • Social Media Management

  • Transcription

  • Microsoft Office

  • Google Workspace

  • Shopkeep

  • AutoCAD

  • iWork

  • Airtable

  • Action Network

  • Qualtrics

  • Canva

  • MapHub

  • YardMap


  • Woody Plant ID

  • Pruning

  • Site Assessment

  • Tree Selection

  • Garden Planning

  • Composting

  • Gardening


  • Curriculum Development & Implementation

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