Invited for a Political Behavior “Lightning Talk” Presentation at MPSA 2020.
Invited and Accepted for a Junior Scholar Symposium (JSS) at MPSA 2020.
Confirmed as a Discussant for a panel at MPSA 2020.
Successfully completed coursework for three courses: American Politics, Qualitative Methods in Political Science, and Race in Politics (African American and African Diaspora Studies).
Successfully completed being an Associate Instructor for the Introduction to American Politics Undergraduate Course at Indiana University.
Successfully hosted an “Open Poetry Night” featuring Dr. Ross Gay at BloomingTea Tea House. Overall, about 50 people attended and about 10 people were able to share their poems and cultural expressions.
Was asked by a national nonprofit media organization to provide a column on my current research (tentatively out in January 2020).
Proposal was accepted to present research at MPSA Conference in April 2020.
Received a competitive grant from the University Graduate School to attend a conference in 2020.
Aided with the 3-day “Getting into Indiana University” Program (GU2IU) – a campus recruitment program for prospective underrepresented and minority students interested in pursuing a PhD or MFA degree at Indiana University under Dr. Bianca D. Evans-Donaldson
Helped coordinate an event with a featured speaker on campus through CRRES – Dr. Steven Thrasher from Northwestern University.
Currently planning an “Open Poetry Night” for Graduate Students from diverse backgrounds to express poetry, short stories, etc. at a local tea place with the help of featured poet Dr. Ross Gay
Collected and sorted original data for a collaboration on a project with Dr. Carolyn Calloway-Thomas of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University.
Currently organizing events and reviews as an appointed Graduate Emissary to help aid current graduate students to navigate life at Indiana University.
Currently an Associate Instructor for Introduction to American Politics (Y103) under Kevin Taber at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Attended a one-day workshop, “Supercharge Your Dissertation” at Indiana University, to learn about the dissertation process and the process of publishing and completing a PhD at Indiana University.
Aided visiting scholar, Dr. Alyssa Mt. Pleasant from the University at Buffalo, at Indiana University as part an affiliate for the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society.
Helped train other graduate students in a workshop at Indiana University on “How to use Zotero Citation Programing”.
Completed the following courses and lectures at the ICPSR Summer Program: Introduction to the LaTex Processing System; Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment; Introductory/Review Lectures on Matrix Algebra; Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology II (received an A); Statistics and Data Analysis II: The Basics of Regression.
Presented original findings on “The Use of Rhetoric in Political Arenas” at ICPSR Summer Program.
Completed the following courses and lectures at the ICPSR Summer Program: Introduction to LaTex Text Processing System; Introduction to the R Statistical Computing Environment; Mathematics for Social Scientists I; Race, Ethnicity, and Quantitative Methodology I (received an A); Statistics and Data Analysis I: Introduction (received an A).
Networked with current faculty members in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Currently attending the University of Michigan Ann Arbor for the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods on a Diversity Scholarship awarded by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost through a grant awarded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation