Outside of my engineering career, I spend the bulk of my free time volunteering and being civically engaged. As a born and raised Portlander, I am passionate about the City and community that raised me. I currently hold leadership roles in several community organizations, with focus areas on: diversifying STEM fields, environmental justice, and Black community advocacy.
Metro Parks and Nature Equity Advisory Committee
"The Metro Parks and Nature Equity Advisory Committee helps to shape the department’s planning processes, policy formation and outcomes on projects and system-wide efforts. The committee's role is to provide program oversight to ensure that funding for new projects provided through the voter-approved bond measure is applied in ways that improve access to nature for communities of color."
Learn more about the Committee's work here.
2021 Multnomah County Charter Review Committee
"The Multnomah County Home Rule Charter provides that every six years, a Charter Review Committee will be convened for the purpose of making a comprehensive study of the Charter and, if it chooses, to submit Charter amendments to the voters of Multnomah County. The charter is the local version of a constitution, essentially creating the structure of Multnomah County government."
President, NSBE Pro-PDX
The National Society of Black Engineers Portland Professionals (NSBE Pro-PDX) is the Portland Professionals Chapter of the national organization, and a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in Portland, OR.
The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."
The NSBE Professionals organization is dedicated to positively impacting lives by leveraging a global community that empowers members to grow technically, access influential leadership, advance careers and inspire the next generation of Black technical professionals.
Good in the Hood, Planning Committee
The mission of the Good in the Hood Multicultural Music and Food Festival is to host a family friendly event for community members, businesses, and organizations where they can share their resources, enjoy music, food, and merchandise from small businesses. For nearly 30 years, the Festival has provided a vibrant community space for Portlanders. The goal of the festival is to provide scholarships and ‘strengthen unity in the community'.
My roles include:
Social Media Coordinator
Boards / Non-Profit Commitments
Verde Action - Board Member (September 2022 - Present)
Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach, and advocacy.
Building Blocks 2 Success Board of Directors (January 2022 - Present)
Building Blocks 2 Success (BB2S) aims to get ethnically and gender diverse underrepresented youth from the Portland Metropolitan area excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through exposure and participation in STEM-related programs and activities.
Portland NAACP Branch 1120B,
Environmental Justice Committee Chair
(August 2020 - September 2022)
The Portland Branch 1120B's NAACP's Environmental Justice Committee is working to provide environmental justice awareness, programming in the community, educational outreach, and legislative change with partnered environmental justice organizations.
My work with the NAACP included:
Metro Nature Youth Leadership Program
Grant Writing Support and Management
Learn more about the EJ Committee's work in our 2021 Annual Report! Join an active and influential committee!
University of Portland Engineering Alumni Chapter Leader
The Engineering Alumni Chapter works closely with the Shiley School of Engineering to support the personal and professional growth of local engineering alumni.
Visit their website for more info about this chapter, or to get involved.