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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Sex Education Certification, March 2019 | Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Northampton, MA

Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar, June 2017 | Planned Parenthood, Boston, MA

Bachelors of Liberal Arts– English, Minor LGBT Studies, Writing Certificate, May 2013 | Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

CERTIFICATIONS

Facilitating Critical Conversations, Teaching Tolerance, June 2018

Teaching So Students Remember, ASCD, April 2018

Regional HIV Training and Certification Program, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, April 2017

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse, PA Child Welfare Resource Center, October 2016

LGBQ/T Cultural Competency, Mazzoni Center, October 2016

Youth Mental Health, First Aid USA, April 2016

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Gender & Sexuality Studies | Stud4Stud Relationships | Adolescent Sexual Development

INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

August-October 2018 | Study of over 400 Stud4Stud Oriented Individuals Worldwide | Nefertari Sloan Senior Health & Sexuality Educator | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL MEDIA

April 2019 | Therapy Can't Look the Same for Everyone”: Healing from Assault as a Black Queer Kinkster, Rest For Resistance, Online Media

February 2019 | Stud Finder: The Beautiful Journey of Sloan, The Gran Varones, Tumblr

December 2018 | Your Perfect Work Record Won’t Protect You if You’re Black and Don’t Stay in Your Place, The Black Youth Project, Online Media

November 2018 | LGBTQ Youth Aren’t Getting the Sex Ed They Deserve: The Sex Ed Crisis | Cosmopolitan, YouTube DocuSeries

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

November 2018 | Supporting LGBTQ Youth, FACT Training | School District of Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Stud4Stud: Unpacking the Societal Aversion to Masc4Masc Romantic Relationships within the LGBTQ Community | Unity Through Diversity, an LGBT Health Conference for People of Color, Albany, NY

August 2018 | Understanding LGBTQ Student Identities, Intermediate, Campus Faculty | The Hotchkiss School, Salisbury, CT

August 2016 | Instituting Policy 252: Gender 101, The Attic Youth Center | The School District of Philadelphia, PA

PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

December 2018 | Alumni Day LGBTQ Panel | Science Leadership Academy Main, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Local Leaders: Growing From Grassroots | Young Involved Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Gender Panel | Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Northampton, MA

August 2018 | LGBT Foster Parent Recruitment Panel | Penn LGBT Center, Philadelphia, PA

July 2018 | Trans 101 | Social Justice Symposium for Teens, The Free Library of Philadelphia, PA

FACILITATED WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH

Yes, PLEASE! Purposeful Liberating Enjoyable Adolescent Sexuality Education, 10 sessions

Session One: Self-Esteem

Session Two: Gender & Sexuality

Session Three: Reproductive Anatomy

Session Four: Birth Control

Session Five: Healthy Relationships

Session Six: Consent

Session Seven: Sexually Transmitted Infections

Session Eight: Safer Sex

Session Nine: Sex & Tech

Session Ten: Resource Access

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Healthy Relationships | Bregy Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Self Esteem | Bregy Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Birth Control | Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Reproductive Anatomy | Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | Carver High School, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | Mastery Charter Thomas, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | McDaniel Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Self-Esteem | McDaniel Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | Mastery Charter Cleveland, Philadelphia, PA

November 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! STIs | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Self-Esteem |  Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Healthy Relationships | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Birth Control | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Self-Esteem | Mastery Charter Cleveland, Philadelphia, PA

October 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Reproductive Anatomy | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

September 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

September 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Self-Esteem | Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA

July-August 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Full Series, Carson Valley Children’s AID, Flourtown, PA

July 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Reproductive Anatomy | Own Your Awesomeness, Philadelphia, PA

July 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Birth Control | Own Your Awesomeness, Philadelphia, PA

June 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Safer Sex | LEAD Conference, Philadelphia, PA

June 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Healthy Relationships | LEAD Conference, Philadelphia, PA

May 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Gender & Sexuality | Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

April-May 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Full Series | Mastery Charter Lenfest Campus, Philadelphia, PA

How 2 Love -- Healthy Sexuality Series, 8 sessions

Session One: Healthy Relationships

Session Two: Knowing Your Body & Anatomy

Session Three: Understanding Reproduction & Birth Control

Session Four: HIV & AIDS 101

Session Five: STIs & Safer Sex

Session Six: Sexual & Gender Identity

Session Seven: How to be More Than a Bystander

Session Eight: Self-Esteem

February-April 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Dobbins High School, Philadelphia, PA

February-April 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | The LINC, Philadelphia, PA

February-May 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

February 2018 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Mastery Charter Harrity Campus, Philadelphia, PA

February-April 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Adaire Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

February-March 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Hamilton School, Philadelphia, PA

January 2018 | How 2 Love: Sex & Tech | Mastery Charter Smedley, Philadelphia, PA

January 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Mastery Charter Pickett, Philadelphia, PA

January 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Meredith School, Philadelphia, PA

December 2017 | How 2 Love: STIs | Mastery Charter Cleveland, Philadelphia, PA

December 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | The Workshop School, Philadelphia, PA

December 2017 | How 2 Love: Sex & Tech | Mastery Charter Smedley, Philadelphia, PA

October-January 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Microsoft School of the Future, Philadelphia, PA

October-January 2018 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Bodine High School, Philadelphia, PA

October-November 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Mastery Charter Pickett, Philadelphia, PA

September-October  2017 | How 2 Love: Bullying | Parkway Northwest High, Philadelphia, PA

September-October  2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Mastery Charter Pickett, Philadelphia, PA

August 2017 | How 2 Love: Sex & Tech | Achieving Independence Center, Philadelphia, PA

July-August 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | PATH, Philadelphia, PA

May 2017 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Solis Cohen Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

May 2017 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

April-May 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series| Grover Washington Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

April-June 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Penn Alexander School, Philadelphia, PA

March-May 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Dobbins High School, Philadelphia, PA

March-Junel 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Franklin Learning Center, Philadelphia, PA

February 2017 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Mastery Charter Molina Campus, Philadelphia, PA

February 2017 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Multicultural Academy, Philadelphia, PA

February-March 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | The Workshop School, Philadelphia, PA

December-February 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Kensington Business School, Philadelphia, PA

December-March 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

December 2016 | How 2 Love: Sex & Tech | Mastery Charter Smedley, Philadelphia, PA

Dec-Feb 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Science Leadership Academy Beeber, Philadelphia, PA

November-January 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | The LINC, Philadelphia, PA

November-February 2017 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Jay Cooke Middle School, Philadelphia, PA

October-November 2016 | Yes, PLEASE! Full Series, Carson Valley Children’s AID, Flourtown, PA

September 2016 | How 2 Love: Sex & Tech | Mastery Charter Smedley, Philadelphia, PA

Sept-Nov 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Science Leadership Academy Beeber, Philadelphia, PA

August-November 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | NorthEast Treatment Center, Philadelphia, PA

July-September 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | PATH, Philadelphia, PA

July 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Microsoft School of the Future, Philadelphia, PA

June 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | LEAD Conference, Philadelphia, PA

June 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | The Workshop School, Philadelphia, PA

May 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Grover Washington Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

May 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

May 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | The Workshop School, Philadelphia, PA

April 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Shawmont Elementary, Philadelphia, PA

April 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Independence Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

April 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Science Leadership Academy Beeber, Philadelphia, PA

March 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Boys Latin Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

March 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Science Leadership Academy Beeber, Philadelphia, PA

March-April 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Penn Alexander School, Philadelphia, PA

February 2016 | How 2 Love: Gender & Sexuality | Boys Latin Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

February 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Urban Nutrition, Philadelphia, PA

February 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Mastery Charter Lenfest Campus, Philadelphia, PA

February-May 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA

January-March 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Mastery Charter Hardy Williams, Philadelphia, PA

January 2016 | How 2 Love: Full Series | Science Leadership Academy Beeber, Philadelphia, PA

GRANTS AWARDED

September 2018 | Yes, PLEASE! Purposeful Liberating Enjoyable Adolescent Sexuality Education | Federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia, PA. Award amount: $375,000.00

EXTENDED COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

September 2018-Present | Self-Care Sex Specialist | Imfuckinhappy, Philadelphia, PA

July 2018-Present | Founder & CEO | ClassDos, Philadelphia, PA

September 2012-May 2013 | Events Coordinator | Temple University Queer Student Union, Philadelphia, PA

References delivered upon request.