As a new young professional, I bring several years of cross-sector experience to the water sector having worked on technical and non-technical projects related to water management, environmental justice, and diversity, equity and inclusion. My research involved applying an interdisciplinary, community-based approach to develop a systems decision-making tool for equitable decision-making strategies around stormwater management in East Tampa, FL, a predominantly African American community. In graduate school, I participated in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program and developed a business model to support economic and workforce development opportunities through green infrastructure design and implementation. I've developed and implemented various projects supporting equity, community and economic development. I now serve as a Management Consultant in the Water Business Line and Business Advisory Group with Arcadis U.S.
Updates on new projects and initiatives coming soon!
Urban Water Management Systems Thinking Writing
Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis
Management Consulting Critical Theory and Social Justice Creative Initiatives
Management Consultant (Arcadis U.S. Inc.)
Consultant in the Water Business Line and Business Advisory Group with Arcadis U.S. working on equitable management, policy and workforce strategies for utilities.
Graduate Research and National Science Foundation Food, Energy, Water Nexus Research Traineeship
Conducted interdisciplinary, community-based participatory research in the U.S. and in Belize to understand the systems dynamics of history, culture and policy that influence decision-making and impact community and ecosystem health around the food, energy and water nexus from ridge to reef.
Developed applied systems decision-making tool at the nexus of environmental justice, sustainability, and climate change in collaboration with community and management partners in East Tampa, FL towards equitable decision-making strategies around stormwater management in coastal African American communities.
Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and External Alliances Graduate Technical Intern (Intel Corporation)
Conducted stakeholder interviews to assess feedback from students, teachers, administrators, and parents for Intel’s Oakland Unified School District Diversity Pipeline program for program recommendations towards the company’s 2020 diversity goals.
University of South Florida
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dissertation: “Black Lives Matter in Engineering, Too! An Environmental Justice Approach towards Equitable Decision-Making for Stormwater Management in African-American Communities”
Keywords: Critical Race Theory, Sustainable Development, Community Engagement, Green Infrastructure, Convergence Research
Georgia Institute of Technology
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Minored in History, Honors Program
I am most passionate about learning, teaching and applying systems-based strategies towards equity and justice into engineering design, management and policies to enhance overall quality of life, especially for those from traditionally marginalized backgrounds, and bridging the connection across sectors and disciplines to accomplish this goal.