• Graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with an M.A. degree in Sociology of Education in the Social Justice Education Department.
  • Graduated from York University Summa Cum Laude, Member of the Dean’s Honour Roll in 2008 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Major: Political Science.  Minor: Women’s Studies.



  • (2013-2014) Visiting Scholar at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
  • Recipient of the 2013 Michael Smith Foreign Study Bursary
  • Recipient of the 2013 Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • Recipient of the 2012 William Waters Scholarship in Urban Education
  • Recipient of the 2007/2008 School of Women’s Studies Book Prize for superior grade point average
  • Recipient of the Continuing Education and York University Entrance Scholarships


  • (2015) Supervisor of Field Researchers for Phase 2 of The Black Experience Project, a research study by Environics Research Institute
  • (2007-2008) Youth Consultant on the Roots to Youth Violence Report


  • (2014) Presented paper “Hip Hop Education and the Pursuit of Justice” at the Power of the Arts National Forum at Carleton University.
  • (2013) Presented on the contemporary landscape of Hip Hop education outside of public schooling.  Event: The Centre for Media and Culture in Education at OISE presents Media Pedagogies for Social Justice In and Out of School
  • (2012) Presented on the creative strategies of youth-led organizations to combat dehumanizing trends exhibited by local institutions of media and government Event: United Nations Habitat World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy
  • (2012) Coordinated the Lost Lyrics Roots of the Rose Conference
  • (2011) Presented on strategies of healing from vicarious trauma through practices of bio-mythographical storytelling Event: Black Women’s Health and Wellness Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
  • (2010) Public lecture on the creative strategies of youth engagement amongst youth-led organizations Event: the Toronto Youth Cabinet Identify n Impact Youth Awards
  • (2010) Public lecture on youth-led alternative educational movements happening worldwide Event: Centennial College Global Citizenship Symposium
  • (2009) Public lecture on the creative connections between Hip Hop culture and alternative education movements Event: Emerging Arts Network ArtSmash
  • (2008) Presented on the creative engagement strategies being employ youth-led organizations in Toronto Event: United Nations Habitat Safe Cities Summit in Durban, South Africa
  • (2008) Presented on the creative strategies of youth engagement among youth-led organizations in Toronto Event: Organization of American States Ignite the Americas Summit