Professional Overview

Longstanding, proven track record in community outreach, economic empowerment and workforce development within a wide range of operations. Effectively operates at the intersection of culture, sustainability, and technology resulting in the acceleration of inclusive economic development opportunities. Multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and skilled technical & entrepreneurial leader who thrives in identifying new opportunities and getting the right knowledge in the hands of the right people. 


  • Highly motivated individual with innovative organizational leadership as evidenced by leading an educational services company resulting in inspiring 500+ young students to apply for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
  • Driven to succeed with advanced experience in financial aid demonstrated by obtaining $1.5+ million in academic awards.
  • Demonstrated impactful oral and written communications relevant to STEM Education as evidenced by authoring The Scholar’s Key, 2 scholarly publications, and 6 multidisciplinary seminar presentations. 

Core Skills

  • Camtasia*
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service
  • Editing
  • Instructional Design
  • Microsoft Office Suite*
  • Qualitative Research
  • Mentoring
  • NVivo*
  • People Management
  • Pro Tools*
  • Professional Writing
  • Project Management
  • Program Evaluation
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training
* denotes software and technical skills


Purdue University - West Lafayette

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Education (2021)

Dissertation: Pursuit Is Purpose: A Critical Autoethnography of One Black Man’s Journey Through Engineering Education

Advisors: Drs. Monica Cardella & Kerrie Douglas

Master of Science in Technology, Leadership, & Innovation (2020)

Thesis: Cultural Value in STEM + Entrepreneurship

Advisor: Dr. Greg Strimel 

Concentration in STEM Education Leadership

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (2016)

Minor in Sustainable Engineering

Recent Work Experience

Dean of Postsecondary Success

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy                                                                              2022 – 2023

   Adept director across college access and success team to ensure strategic plan is implemented.

   Managed caseload of 30+ seniors with an ability to guide students toward achieving their collegiate goals.

   Expert initiator of programming and to ensure scholars matriculate and succeed in higher education.



The Scholar’s Key                                                                                                     2015 – 2021

Founded with the vision of The Scholar’s Key is to expose high school and college students to college access resources that inspire scholarship. The Scholar’s Key seeks to promote and support lifelong learners to unlock their potential through higher education

  Strategic visionary with 7+ years of experience in college access and student success, resulting in 10+ collaborations with high schools, colleges, and youth organizations.

   Coached 20+ key stakeholders with an ability to design an academic success curriculum, as evidenced by improved college acceptance rates and an increase in scholarship yield.

     Proven track record of social impact with an ability to interpret study results related to youth development, resulting in 20+ presentations on college access. 


Graduate Research Fellow

Purdue University                                                                                                                                                                                 2018 – 2021

➢   Spearheaded research study with an ability to complete research projects in STEM Education leading to the completion of a Ph.D. in Engineering Education in 3.5 years. 

➢  Research and analysis expertise with in-depth knowledge of autoethnography resulting in the critical analysis of a historically White engineering program’s impact on 1 minoritized student’s resilience related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    Managed research project with leading minds in the industry to investigate, evaluate and propose solutions in entrepreneurship education, resulting in an outline of effective tactics to create entrepreneurship exposure programs for 10+ students. 

Applications Engineer

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology Inc.                                                                                                                                                    2016-2018

   Strong communication skills with an ability to manage client relationships relevant to metrology applications, as evidenced by training in 34+ classes and certifying 136+ students.

  Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues on-site and virtually relevant to customer support, resulting in 150+ completions for 100+ companies nationwide.

    Documentation and reporting skills relevant to instructional materials for customers and sales representatives, resulting in a 20% increase in satisfaction with the training program.