Service and Community

Throughout my time as a Graduate Student, I have experienced the importance of developing community. This has emerged in the form of service to the discipline, building support groups, and dedication to the community I study. 

Currently I serve as the Student Representative for American Sociological Association on Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity; Student Editor for Social Problems Journal, and the Graduate Student Committee for North Central Sociological Association.


Sista Scholars Collectiv formed in Fall of 2015 as a bi-weekly video chat accountability and support group for graduate students across disciplined tied together by our Black Womanhood. As the members transitioned to their next stages within and beyond their graduate programs, Sista Scholars has continued our video chat and grown into a collective that seeks to uplift and support each other while fostering solidarity among Black Women Scholars.



Since 2015, I have volunteered throughout the Greater Pittsburgh community through Athletic Trauma Unit (ATU), Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. This has allowed me to conduct community engaged research and to give back through both my scholarship and time.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
— African Proverb