How did I get here?
I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh in Communication and Rhetoric with a Certificate in Corporate and Community Relations. Upon leaving university, I jumped into social justice and community focused work as a Heinz Fellow in Pitt’s Center for Urban Education where I spent a year working with high school juniors and seniors in the Hill District’s University Preparatory at Margaret Milliones High School. In 2018, I joined the previous iteration of All for All as the Economic Development Coordinator as an AmeriCorps VISTA. After spending two years engaging with social justice issues and learning different approaches to combating inequities, I pivoted to a career in storytelling as a photographer and documentarian. In the wake of 2020 and all the changes we experienced, I felt called back to community work and spent time as Literacy Pittsburgh’s Career Pathways Development Manager. In 2021, I returned to working with the All for All Coalition and joined The Global Switchboard as their Communications Manager.
Why am I at the Switchboard?
As a storyteller, photographer, and documentarian, I am deeply interested in connecting and learning from the unique journeys each of us experience in our lives. Whether unintentionally as a child or intentionally in my professional career, I seek opportunities to immerse myself in experiences and sit at the feet of communities I hope to befriend. It has been this love for community and people that led me to join the Switchboard. This position gifts me the opportunity to marry multiple interests and authentically engage in the work to be a steward of equitable global engagement in the Pittsburgh region.