I am a doctoral candidate in Syracuse University’s Composition and Cultural Rhetoric program. My research interests are Composition and Rhetorical Studies, Women of Color and Hip-hop feminisms, Black and Brown literacies, agency and digital identities.

I am a Queens (NY) native, writer, educator, and community activist. I have a BA in English from Hartwick College and a MA in Online Media, Magazine and Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Over the last 15 years I have taught in numerous community-based and educational settings within the African American community, the U.S. and China.