Black is Tech Conference 2021
Content Design, the art of crafting content that guides a user through an experience, is an essential function of Product Design. With words as the center of any user experience, creating content informed by strategy, context, and a command of language is pivotal. The inherently colonized grammatical constraints of American English often require POC content designers to advocate for the validity of languages outside of the majority culture in product design and user experiences. This session reviews the importance of content design in building experiences that resonate with users by crafting authentic and inclusive brand voices for the culture, by the culture.
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Speaker: Diverse Tools: Networking Across 2021
Public speaker on networking across industries for POC professional animators
Speaker: Project Scientist 2020
Simplify the process of user experience research in a presentation to expose a diverse population of young girls to high-quality STEM programs that inspire confidence in their pursuit of learning throughout the year.
Speaker: See Her: Self Care 2018
Public speaker topic on rooting your fitness journey with your spiritual and mental journeys to create accountability.
Speaker: Let's Build Little Rock 2017
Public speaker on creating healthy eating and fitness habits in the community.
Speaker: The Pink Code 2016
Public speaker to children's group on girls empowering girls.
Mentorship & Advisory
Black at Shopify ERG, Nov. 2022 - May 2023
Served on the Black @ Shopify Employee Resource Group as the Community Engagement Lead— advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion for those who identify as a part of the Global African Diaspora.
UX Design League, March 2023 - May 2023
Mentored product designers on elevating their skills as a professional UXer, focusing on strategy, design thinking, visual design, interaction design, etc.
Urban League of Central Carolinas, Oct. 2021 - Dec. 2022
National Urban League is a multi-service, non-profit agency, civil rights agency whose mission to advocate for and equip African Americans and all underserved communities with the tools to achieve social and economic equality.
Road 2 Hire Mentor, Feb. 2020 - May 2022
Road 2 Hire is a fellowship program committed to helping unemployed and underemployed Charlotte youth access technical, applicable, and paid training, education, and jobs in the tech industry. I've mentored 8 aspiring tech professionals who have since gained employment in their respective industries.
Diversity & Inclusion Creative Representative, Sept. 2020 - Current
Audit the RV portfolio for diversity and inclusiveness across all external products including processes and procedures for safeguarding against unethical practices.
DEI Advisory Board Member, Jan. 2021 - Current
Serve as a diversity and inclusion advisor to the President of my respective vertical for internal accountability.
The BRIDGE Leadership Team ERG, May 2021 - Current
Serve as advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion as a part of The BRIDGE leadership team
Empowered Women Leadership Team ERG, Jan. 2021 - Nov 2021
Serve as advocate for women-identifying persons internally and externally.
Technology Supported Learning Committee, Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2019
I provided support and consultancy for use of the college's LMS system as it pertains to users’ needs.
New Programs Committee, Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2019
I represented the Information Technology sector in regards to New Programs as it relates to the committee.
Staff Senate Technology Sector, July 2018 - Aug. 2019
I represented members of my sector to advocate staff interest.
AmeriCorps Vista, Mar. 2011 - Aug. 2012
As an advocacy and Enrichment Coach, I tutored grade school children in writing, reading and mathematics, assisted in after-school arts enrichment program, and produced sponsor packages for participants.
Adult Learning Tutor, Aug. 2011 - Dec. 2011
Tutor adult learners in writing on collegiate and professional levels.