Collaborative Partnership, Family Enrichment Network, Ongoing I have cultivated a collaborative partnership for my dissertation research with the Family Enrichment Network (FEN), a community organization that serves low-income families in the community. Staff members at FEN were consulted in the early phases of developing this project in order to identify key challenges, needs, and remaining questions facing families in the area. As data analysis progresses, research reports on relevant findings will be compiled and distributed to staff at FEN. This work will benefit FEN by providing analyses that can be used toevaluate and develop programs that meet the needs of the families they serve. My own research is strengthened by the insights of community practitioners in a number of ways: research design and project development, help with identification and recruitment of the study’s sample population, and interpretation of findings.
Course Instructor, Cornell Prison Education Program, Spring 2017 I served as an instructor of record for the Cornell Prison Education Program, which provides a free liberal arts curriculum to men incarcerated in Upstate New York. This program aims to support incarcerated persons’ academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry.
Keynote Speaker Attaché and Volunteer, Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Spring 2014 In addition to assisting with logistics for the annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, I was chosen to serve as an attaché and introduce the Keynote Speaker. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum brings together Nobel laureates, world leaders, and accomplished peacemakers with students and community members to educate a new generation of peacemakers. Selection Board, Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, Spring 2013 I was asked to serve on the Selection Board in Montenegro for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, which provides one semester scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world. In this role, I interviewed applicants for the award which would give students the opportunity to engage in full-time study in the U.S. combined with community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.
Lecturer, Event Organizer, and Stage Director,American Corner Podgorica, 2012–2013 During my time as a Fulbright Fellow, I facilitated multiple events in partnership with the U.S. Embassy-funded American Corner. In addition to talks on topics such as the 2012 election and national parks in the United States, I also co-produced and co-directed the country's premier production of The Vagina Monologues.