“The aim of a PhD is to ensure that no one, including your advisor, understands what you’re doing after the first couple of years.”

― China Miéville



Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine

PhD, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dissertation: Designing effective messages to promote future Zika vaccine uptake

George Washington University, Washington, DC

Master’s Degree, Strategic Public Relations (M.P.S.)

Master’s Thesis: The effective use of Twitter among nonprofit organizations

Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Master’s Degree, Health Sciences/Movement Sciences (M.S.)

(Bachelor’s Degree is included in the Master’s Program)

Master’s Thesis: The challenges and possibilities of an employee fitness program
Bachelor’s Thesis: The physical characteristics of an Olympic-level speed skater


Affiliate Graduate Researcher, Center for Media + Health, VCU 2013-2016
Executive Director and Founder, Arts in the Alley 2008-present
Instructor, Nonprofit Learning Point
Teach principles and applications of social media to nonprofit executive directors and administrators