SHORT VERSION:

When I'm not studying, teaching or providing evaluation services, I am traveling around the world to some place new. I have visited every continent minus Antarctica. My favorite stamp is a passport stamp! I am a native New Yorker... from "old" Brooklyn, to be exact. My research is about health disparities.

LONG VERSION: 

I am a PhD student at The Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). Generally, I like problem-solving and having a very busy schedule. That said, in addition to being a student, I am also a teacher. I am part of the adjunct faculty at New York University (NYU) and Brooklyn College where I teach courses about healthcare and developing research papers to undergraduate students. While I immensely enjoy instructing college students, I have no desire to enter a tenure-track faculty position. Rather, my long term goal is to obtain an executive-level position in higher education or in a healthcare policy organization. If I end up in a position that intersects those two areas, that would feel like a career jackpot for me and I would never retire.

My research interests explore the need for greater diversity in the public health workforce and its implications on reducing health disparities and achieving health equity. Specifically, my dissertation examines the recruitment, admission, enrollment, and graduation of Black and Latinx students in schools of public health. My other research interest concerns the impact of the glaring lack of racial diversity among doctoral students, faculty and executive-level leadership in higher education.

In my non-academic life, I enjoy traveling around the world with my husband, Kevin (also a PhD student in Computer Science). I have visited all of the continents minus Antarctica. I love to travel and I do not believe in visiting the same country twice. My husband and I have two sons under two, Kenzo and Oluwale.