My Experience

Five years in the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • I have managed hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts and procurement.

    • I am responsible, thorough, and analytical.

  • I develop, create, and maintain partnerships with organizations around the country and around the world.

    • I know how to listen, am an excellent communicator, and am committed to advocating for all residents.

    • I am service-oriented.

  • In 2017 I was selected as a Smithsonian Institution Emerging Leader and completed a year-long training in leadership and management.

    • I understand that leadership is about collaboration, consensus, and advocacy.

    • I understand when to speak and when to listen.

    • I was selected as a graduation speaker for our cohort, in large part because of the reputation I’d earned as someone who is never afraid to speak up when appropriate.

Five years in the Office of the Chairman at the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • I helped the Senior Deputy Chairwoman fulfill her vision within the constraints of the federal government.

    • I know how to navigate bureaucracy and red tape.

Seven years in arts and culture nonprofits.

  • At Ford’s Theatre, I coordinated the design, fabrication, installation, and opening of their brand new basement museum: a 4,000 square foot museum with a budget of $4 million.

    • I know how to create, track, and stick to large budgets.

    • I have a proven track record creating consensus among diverse stakeholders.

  • My background is in Museum and Theatre Education.

    • I know how to do a lot with a little.

    • I am passionate, dedicated, and creative.