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Results-driven professional possessing in-depth knowledge of higher education, including recruitment and administration.
Dynamic leadership capabilities with a proven track record of exceeding expectations in deadline driven environments.
Top-notch organizational skills with extensive experience facilitating all aspects of highly successful recruitment / networking events.
Used excellent leadership and organizational skills to build a highly successful non-profit organization from ground up.
Leveraged top-notch coordination abilities to facilitate highly successful diversified recruitment conference for 13-consecutive years.
Recognized for the ability to fulfill recruitment void for law schools; implement effective outreach initiative to coordinate panels of attorneys, law students and administrators for potential law school candidates.
Utilized excellent interpersonal communication skills to form strong networks and relay pertinent information to potential law students.
National Pre-Law Diversity Initiatives, Inc., Houston, TX and Oklahoma City, OK 2014-Present
Founder & Executive Director
Fulfill key proprietary role within a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational and charitable organization.
Utilize strong communication skills to cultivate positive relationships with aspiring lawyers, as well as representatives from law schools, US Congress members, mayors and bar association leaders nationwide.
Leverage various prospecting tactics to strategically obtain support from law schools.
Demonstrate top-notch organizational abilities while managing all event logistics, including coordination of keynote speakers, budget management and volunteer training.
Successfully promote events using various tactics, including press releases, social media and print marketing.
Persistence of Vision, LLC, Houston, TX 2009-Present
Founder & Principal
Assume critical leadership position overseeing day to day operations within an umbrella organization providing critical assistance to disadvantaged students seeking a professional legal education.
Texas Southern University, Developmental Education Department, Houston, TX 2002
Adjunct English Instructor
Leveraged strong knowledge of the English language, as well as proper grammar, to promote growth and development of freshman college students.
Brown University, Office of Student Life, Disability Support Services, Providence, RI 2002
Student Life Administrative Intern
Gained valuable exposure to highly effective event coordination techniques within a fast-paced environment.
Yetter and Warden, L.L.P., Houston, TX; Law Clerk 1997
Elroy Claxton, Barrister at Law, London, England; Legal Extern 1997
University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA; Legal Research Assistant 1995-1996
Shell Oil Company, Legal Department (Tax), Houston, TX; Law Clerk 1995
Utilized strong legal knowledge and organizational abilities to successfully manage case files and provide direct support to Attorneys.
Conducted in-depth legal research, compiled pertinent data and processed written legal analysis.
Obtained in-depth exposure to criminal court proceedings, as well as client intake meetings.
Gained a solid understanding of corporate tax, property law and criminal offenses.
Master of Education, Concentration in Administration, Planning and Social Policy
Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Founder & President, Harvard Society of Education and Law; Phi Delta Kappa; Roundtable Presenter, Sixth Annual Student Research Conference
Doctorate of Jurisprudence, University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA
Chair, Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity Law Related Education; Member, Iowa Law Review; Summer Office Manager/Summer Associate Editor, Iowa Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems
Bachelor of Arts in English, Magna cum laude, GPA: 4.0, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX
Nonprofit Management Certificate, Nonprofit Certificate Intensive Track, Duke University, Durham, NC; 2016
Online Certified Diversity Professional Certificate Program, DTUI; 2017
Author/Publisher/CEO, Hope's Promise Publishing, Houston, TX; 2001-Present
Research Assistant, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA; 2001
Academic Intern, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; 2000-2001
Admissions Interviewer, Harvard College, Office of Admission and Financial Aid, Cambridge, MA; 2000
English Conversation Teacher, Instituto Londres, Centro Internacional de Idiomas del Estado de Hidalgo; 2004
Foreign Language Instructor/Assistant Language Teacher (ALT), Japanese Ministry of Education; 1998-2000
English Conversation Instructor, Kashiwazaki City Hall; 1998-2000
Study Abroad, Swarthmore College Black Cultural Center, Ghana, West Africa; 2008
Intensive Spanish Language Program, Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico, Mexico City; 2004
Intensive Spanish Program for Foreigners, Universidad Autonoma, Oaxaca, Oaxaca; 2003
Spanish Language and Mexican Culture Program, Academia Falcon Spanish Language Institute; 2003
International Law Semester Study Abroad Program, London Law Consortium, London, England; 1997
Comparative and International Law Summer Program, University of Iowa, Bordeaux, France Law Program
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