I am a second year Masters in Public Affairs student at the Public Policy School. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and moved to New York City to attend the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. I majored in Africana Studies with a minor in public policy, and after college I worked as a research assistant at the Center for Court Innovation. Prior to starting graduate school, I was the Director of Workforce Development at the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) where I oversaw employment and reentry programming for young adults on Rikers Island. I am interested in racial justice and criminal justice policy reform, with an emphasis on diverting men and women out of the criminal justice system. I am an alum of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at University of California-Berkeley, the New York City Urban Fellows Program, and the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Wagner. Outside of school and professional activities, I love cooking, baking, doing yoga, attending dance and other cultural performances, and binging on mystery books and action tv shows. I look forward to connecting with all of you in the Butler Community!