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Diversity & Inclusion

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Leadership & Empathy

speaking engagements

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • St. Louis Chamber Diverse Business Accelerator Pitch Competition, Speaker (December 2020)
  • UXPA Boston Conference, Speaker (October 2020)
  • UXPA International Conference, Speaker (October 2020)
  • Informa UX Research & Insights Summit, Speaker (October 2020)
  • Denver Startup Week, Speaker (September 2020)
  • SaaStr Annual, Speaker (September 2020)
  • Boeing User Experience Community of Excellence: Case Study of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Project, Speaker (September 2020)
  • Boeing Women in Cloud Partnership: How to Prepare for Corporate Contracts: Doing Business with Boeing, Speaker (August 2020)
  • Black Designers Ignite Conference, Speaker (August 2020)

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Boeing IT Career Foundational Rotation Program (ITCFP) Technical Inspiration Series: UX Career Pathways, Speaker (August 2020)
  • OnRamp Education and Workforce Innovation Pitch, Speaker (July 2020)
  • Boeing Technical Excellence Conference, Presentation Speaker (June 2020)
  • Diversity by Design: Exploring UX as a Career with NSBE Boston & UXPA Boston, Panelist (June 2020)
  • Boeing Human Factors & Ergonomics Community of Excellence: Applying Usability Testing to the Human Systems Engineering Playbook, Speaker (May 2020)
  • Networking: It’s Your Superpower Podcast with Kesha Kent, Speaker (May 2020)
  • Women in Cloud Summit with Preeta Raman, Speaker (January 2020)
  • Harvard University Extension School, Guest Lecturer (January 2020)
  • Rise Collaborative Workspace – Vision Board Workshop: Goal Getter, Facilitator  (December 2019)
  • Parkway South High School – Hour of Code: AI Design Studio, Speaker (December 2019)
  • Boeing World Usability Day: AI Design Studio – Facilitator (November 2019)
  • Boeing Global Product Day: The Value of UX – Speaker (November 2019)
  • #SheCanSummit Vision Board Workshop: Bringing Faith into Your Work and Business, Speaker (October 2019)
  • Boeing Human Factors & Ergonomics Symposium: UX for Secure Cloud Applications – Speaker (October 2019)
  • STLX Conference – Train the Trainer: Teaching UX in Corporate Environments, Speaker (October 2019)
  • October Day @ Rosati-Kain High School – Everyday User Experience, Speaker (October 2019)
  • 2019 Side Hustle Awards – Acceptance Speech, Speaker (September 2019)
  • Rise Collaborative Workspace – Early to Rise Conference for High School Juniors and Seniors, Panelist (August 2019)
  • Boeing User Experience Community of Excellence: Teaching UX in Corporate Environments – Speaker (June 2019)
  • UXPA Boston Conference – 5 Tips for Teaching UX in Corporate and Academia Environments (with Jen Kramer), Speaker (May 2019)
  • Parkway South High School, Hour of Code, Speaker (2018)
  • Rise Collaborative Workspace, Vision Board Workshop: Self-Care Strategies for Professional Women, Facilitator (2018)
  • Maryville University/STLX Meetup – World Usability Day Celebration, Coordinator and Speaker (2018)
  • Maryville University, Ada Lovelace Day (with Dr. Stacy Hollins, Erica Wilson, Mindy, Krawiecki), Panel Moderator (2018)
  • Maryville University/Girls, Inc. – Women Empowering Women Lunch, Speaker  (2018)
  • UXPA Boston Conference – Diversity and Design (with Farah Bernier, Hema Seshadri, Matt Laurence, Nathan Kituuma, Anoush Narjarian), Panel Moderator (2018)
  • Vision Board Workshop: Work + WellnessFacilitator (2018)
  • Akamai Technologies/MIT – How the Internet Works, Facilitator (2017)
  • Akamai Technologies/Girls Who Code, Speaker (2017)
  • GIQUE – STEAM Workshop, Keynote Speaker (2017)
  • NSBE Boston – STEM Day: Hidden Figures Edition, Speaker (2017)
  • Black Girls Code -Boston Summer Camp, Speaker (2016)
  • NSBE Boston – Torch Awards – Recipient: Member of the Year Award, Speaker (2016)
  • Harvard University – Women in Innovation Panel, Speaker (2016)
  • DIGITS STEM Ambassador, Speaker (2014)
  • NSBE UMass Lowell – STEM Panel, Speaker (2013)
  • Hallelujah 1600 Radio – Radio Commercial for Habitat for Neighborhood Business, Voiceover Speaker (2010)
  • Sunday Morning Live – Hallelujah 1600 Radio, Habitat for Neighborhood Business Segment, Speaker (2010)
  • Missouri Black Expo, Coordinator/Exhibitor (2010)

Awards

  • AnitaB.org – Grace Hopper Celebration,  Virtual Conference Scholarship (2020)
  • STL Regional Chamber, Diverse Business Accelerator – Video Pitch (2019)
  • YKnot Consulting – Side Hustle Honors Awardee (2019)
  • AnitaB.org – Grace Hopper Celebration,  Houston Conference Scholarship (2018)
  • NSBE Boston – Professional Member of the Year (2016)