“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 MedicineVCU
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.)GWU
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.)UM
(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                                                                      2013-2014
Teach principles and applications of social media to nonprofit executive directors and administrators