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Resume

Education

Howard University, Washington DC., B. A. Speech and Applied Communication, Minored in Kiswahili
Study Abroad, Zanzibar, TanzaniaState University of Zanzibar, June 2010 - August 2010
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, M.F.A. Creative Writing and Publishing Design

 


Work Experience in the Arts

  • Owner, Lady Brion Poetry, International Spoken Word performances  
    • Spoken Word poetry performances

    • Keynotes and Lectures

    • Workshops, Residencies and Coaching

    • Consulting
       

  • Graduate AssistantUniversity of Baltimore, Aug. 2017 - 2018
     

  • Board Member/Program Director, Dew More Baltimore, Aug. 2014 - June. 2018
    • Managed a staff of 12

    •  Acquired 20 new sites

    • Oversaw and evaluated all sites

    • Trained new staff members
       

  • Co-coordinatorLouder Than A Bomb/ DewMore Baltimore Youth Poetry Festival, Nov. 2016-  Present                                    
    • Coordinated transportation
    • Managed festival committee
    • Served as logistics chair
    • Secured venue space
    • Helped facilitate festival
    • Served as liaison to schools and partners. 
       
  • Creative Writing Teacher, Lakeland Elementary Middle School, Aug 2012 - July 2014
    • Created and implemented a creative writing curriculum under the SPAR program
    • Instructed students from grades 2nd-8th
    • Coordinated the holiday and Black history month production
  •  Classroom Assistant/Swahili instructor, Nation House Watoto Shule, January 2011 - June 2011                        
    • Assisted in acclimating toddlers to the school experience
    • Taught preliminary skills 
    • Assisted in dietary task
       
  • Poetry Cipher Coordinator, Howard University Homecoming Steering Committee, February 2011 November 2011                
    • Facilitated and planned events
    • Solidified local and celebrity guests 
    • Garnered corporate and local sponsorship
    • Managed a budget exceeding $50,000
       
  • Summer Camps
    • 2012
      • Instructor, Baltimore Urban Debate League - High school & middle debate camp, Baltimore, MD
        • Taught a class of 15-30 youth
        • Instructed students on the fundamentals of policy debate
        • Helped each student create a complete debate case 
        • Assisted in the facilitation of a culminating debate tournament
      • Instructor, Youth Leadership Academy, Washington, DC
        • Provided instruction for a group of 25 students
        • Created/implemented a curriculum designed to foster leadership skills
        • Designed and implemented a culminating showcase for the student body and community.  
    • 2013-2016
      • Co-Director, Eddie Conway Liberation Institute, Baltimore, MD
        • Supervised a 10-15 person staff
        • Manage students affairs for 100+ students nationwide
        • Plan programs and events
        • Managed and administered a $160K budget 

Fellowships

 

Volunteerism

  • 2015 - Open Society Institute
  • 2016 - Salzburg Global Seminar: Young Cultural Innovators III

  • Pleasant Hope Baptist Church Community Garden
  • Orita’s Cross Freedom School Instructor
  • Coordinated Community Give-a-ways in Gilmore Homes (Books, Toys, Turkeys)
  • Volunteer artist at the Tubman House 
  • Charity showcases for Haiti, Somalia, Baltimore Youth (post uprising) 
  • Volunteer youth poetry coach