Job Title & Organization OR What I’m Doing Now: The Ohio State University Women’s Studies M.A. Candidate
Why I Do What I Do: I love Black feminist theory because it allows me to understand my culture and better connect with other women. I hope to teach at the collegiate level because I feel that my undergraduate institution (a historically Black institution) lacked the knowledge and resources to adequately address the social and mental/physical health needs of today’s Black woman.
Last Good Book Read: Hill Harper’s The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships.
Last Good Movie Seen: Law Abiding Citizen
Hobby: Spending time with friends & family, reading and traveling.
Latest Personal or Professional Accomplishment: Completing undergrad early and being accepted into The Ohio State University for graduate school.
Favorite Quote: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”-Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
What was your motivation for participating in NEW Leadership Ohio?
As an undergraduate mass media communications major aspiring to apply to OSU’s competitive women’s studies graduate program, I needed to attain as much women’s studies knowledge/experience as possible!
What is your favorite NEW Leadership Ohio Memory?
My favorite NEW Leadership memory is having a roommate. I had one during my freshman year of undergrad but we had already known each other for ten years!
Describe your career path and how you ended up with the job you currently have?
After taking a short-term women’s studies course in Europe, I realized that I was fascinated with feminist theory. Since my undergraduate institution did not offer a women’s studies major, I utilized a consortium agreement with a neighboring university to take the suggested number of women’s studies courses needed to apply to The Ohio State University. I also volunteered and interned at several organizations promoting the empowerment of women and girls.
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to current and future NEW Leadership Participants?
I would advise current and future NEW Leadership Ohio Participants to remember the importance of networking while at the University. I met several hospitable, intelligent and beautiful women that helped me further develop my career goals and articulate my passion for women’s studies.
What is the most valuable thing you took away from your NEW Leadership experience?
Some of the most valuable information I took away from my NEW Leadership experience included the glaring lack of women involved in local, state, and national governments, and the varying leadership styles of highly effective women.
What would your NEW Leadership classmates be most surprised to know about you now?
I am addicted to Wii!