I work in the tech sector, volunteer as an advisor at Anxy Magazine, and proudly co-founded NoTeenShame.org in 2013. I like to consider myself a passionate expert and community-centered advocate in the worlds of caregiving, mental health, and reproductive justice. Through my movement-building experience, I help organizations, companies and communities work collaboratively to build informed services and inclusive technology.
When social platforms launched in my own adolescence, curiosity for innovation overwhelmed me. I dedicated myself to building award-winning frameworks for the advancement of positive health outcomes through new technologies. I collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control, United Nations of the United States, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital, American Civil Liberties Union, and National Women's Law Center. I have also helped the Boston City Council & Boston Public Schools develop and implement a national model for dropout prevention, the Expectant and Parenting Student Policy. I went on to help shape SD574, HD2704, and H525.
Today, my mission is to continue centering women of color and proudly fight for a world where all people have the economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about our bodies, gender, sexuality, and families for ourselves and our communities in all areas of our lives. My journey has been featured in Biz Journals, Latina Magazine, New York Magazine, The Nation, and I shared a TEDx talk on the culture of shame.