Education & Training


University of South Florida, Doctorate of Philosophy in Aging Studies, December 2009
Title: Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Client-Based Perspective
Co-Major Professors: Dr. David Chiriboga & Dr. Yuri Jang

University of South Florida, Master of Public Health, December 2008
Advisor: Dr. Laurence Branch

University of Maryland, Global Campus, Master of Science in Learning Design & Technology, in progress

Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts in English & Women’s Studies, May 2004

Cornell University, Minor in Africana Studies, May 2004

Cornell University, Certificate in Gerontology, May 2004

Tufts University, Certificate in Nutrition (Developing Health Communities: Nutrition, Behavior, and Physical Activity), February 2019

Post-Doctoral Training

Health & Aging Policy Fellow
October 2011-December 2012
Placements: Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office & AARP. Received mentorship and worked on a project with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency           

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
October 2009-October 2011
Program on Aging & Care
Scott & White Healthcare, Temple, TX


Certified Health Education Specialist- Received October 2016

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist – Received May 2015

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Lay Leader) – Received February 2011

Diabetes Self-Management Program (Lay Leader) – Received February 2011

Care Transitions Interventionist – Received December 2010

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