I have worked with Dr. Rachel Jones since 2009 as the Project Manager of her research projects. I obtained a bachelor’s degree from Boston University in 2006 where I majored in Human Physiology. I obtained a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2009 with a concentration in Epidemiology. Currently I am pursuing my PhD in Population health with a focus on STD and HIV prevention among adolescents.
My previous research experience includes STD prevention among adolescents, intimate partner violence among adolescents, and cancer prevention research. After completing my master’s degree, I wanted to shift my focus to working within the field of HIV prevention in an urban population. Through Dr. Jones’ work I was given the opportunity to make a real difference in reducing HIV among African-American women. In addition to HIV prevention, I am a fighter for social justice locally and abroad.