RESUME

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Education

Swarthmore College. Swarthmore, PA
2004–2008
Bachelor of Arts. Major: Theatre Studies. Minor: Women’s Studies.
Awards: Dean’s Award (2008), Americorp Scholar in Service to PA (2007-2008), Summer Social Action Award (2007), Emerging Leader Award (2005)

The University of the Arts. Philadelphia, PA
2016–2018
Master of Fine Arts in Devised Performance with Pig Iron Theatre Company.
Awards: Dean’s Award (2016), ACLU Frankel-Adair Scholarship for LGBT Students (2016), Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men (2016), Swarthmore Fellowship (2016)

Work History

Training Associate, Training for Change
2013–Present

■ Train social justice organizations and leaders, specializing in facilitation skills, organizational development, anti-oppression, and nonviolent action
■ Coach individuals on strategy, negotiation, leadership development, and self-care
■ Design and implement an arts-based curriculum for community organizing

Managing Director, Earth Quaker Action Team
2013–2016

■ Manage staff, programs, operations, partnerships, and communications
■ Expand the organization from the Philadelphia region to a national network through volunteer leadership
■ Double the number of donors and successful fundraise for a 30% budget increase
■ Completed successful campaign to change a multi-million dollar bank investment policy

LGBT Program Coordinator, Princeton University
2009–2013

■ Collaborated with students, faculty, alumni, and staff to design, implement, and assess 2-3 programs weekly
■ Managed the LGBT Center facility, library, online presence, financial support, and budget
■ Supervised and recruited volunteers, interns, and student staff
■ Provided walk-in crisis management, mediation, and counseling on academic, career, and life planning matters

Alumni Relations Fellow, Swarthmore College
2008-2009

■ Coordinated volunteers in building sustainable affinity programs to connect alumni and current students
■ Maintained and expanded the website, alumni-student database, and strategic use of online social networks
■ Planned and implemented organizational improvement inventions
■ Recruited, trained, and supervised 100+ students to staff the annual alumni reunion

Life Skills Specialist, The Attic Youth Center
2007

■ Staffed the drop-in center, providing activities and encouraged a community of mutual respect and support
■ Developed a new peer-to-peer focused city-outreach program for LGBTQ youth
■ Counseled youth on personal issues and goal setting
■ Facilitated weekly support group meetings

Selected Workshops and Courses

Pig Iron Theatre Company: Something from Nothing (2019)
Pendle Hill: Radical Faithfulness in Action (2014-2019)
B Lab: Integrating Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion as an Executive Team (2018-2019)
Lutheran Settlement House: Re-Role Masculinities (2018)
Campaign Bootcamp: Advanced Training of Trainers (2018)
Amnesty International USA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility Training of Trainers (2018)
Black Lives Matter 5280: Developing a Campaign (2016)
William Way Community Center: Forum on Racism in the Gayborhood (2016)
NJ Episcopal Diocese: Anti-Racist Organizing (2016)
Swarthmore College: Organizing Skills Institute (2013-2015)
350.org and Student Divestment Network: Training of Trainers (2015)
Service Employees Union International: Experiential Facilitation & Design (2015)
Bread & Roses Community Fund: Stages of Social Change (2015)
Organization For Black Struggle and Missourians Organized to Reform and Empower (MORE): Facilitation Skills (2014)
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Association: Conflict Resolution (2014)
National LGBTQ Task Force: Education for Liberation (2014)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Middle School Program: Taking Nonviolent Direct Action (2013)
Occupy Sandy: Navigating Conflict Effectively (2013)
Newark American Friends Service Committee: Preparing for Civil Disobedience (2012)
Latin American Youth Center: LGBTQ Ally Curriculum (2012)

Selected Presentations and Performances

Five Weeks Closer. Creator, Director. Community Education Center (2017)
Inspira: The Power of the Spiritual. Co-Creator, Actor. Theatre for Transformation (2015-2016)
Daring to Stand Up. Keynote Speaker. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (2015)
From the Frontlines and Back. Speaker. Georgetown Law Center (2014)
Ferguson Freedom Fighters. Creator, Actor. University City Arts League (2014)
Black Experience Post-Ferguson. Speaker. Swarthmore College (2014)
Black History Month Keynote. Speaker. Swarthmore College (2012)
A Scandal in Bohemia. Chorus Member. Kimmel Center (2009)
History Detectives. Actor. Public Broadcasting Service (2007)
Spring Awakening. Actor. Swarthmore College (2007)