Commissioned poet, In a Perfect World foundation gala honoring Quincy Jones (2018) and Prince (2019)

American Embassy guest artist under the Obama administration: Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, England, Tunisia

TEDWomen Conference guest performer

Poet-in-residence, Culver Academies

Writer-in-residence, Hedgebrook

Youth Arts Council Committee, Jewish Women’s Theatre

AWARE Center honored performer, Kuwait’s “Children of Slam”  (Selected feature poet)



Antioch University Los Angeles, M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Spelman College, B.A. in English (Presidential Scholar)

Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, Reed College

VONA Writing Workshop, University of San Francisco

Idyllwild Poetry Intensive Workshop (Bibby Scholar)

Institute for Spanish Language Acquisition, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ecole France Langue, Nice, France



Poetry workshop facilitator, African American Policy Forum

Writing workshop facilitator and performer, Wanderlust Festival Whistler, Canada

English Professor, West Los Angeles College, Cerritos College, Rio Hondo College

Academic consultant/tutor, Antioch University Los Angeles

Poetry workshop facilitator, Los Angeles Annual Empowerment Conference for CSEC youth

Facilitator/creative writing teacher, New Roads for New Visions

Curriculum development and creative writing teacher, Inside Out Writers

Faculty, Brave New Voices Workshop

Creative writing teacher, Community Harvest Charter School



De La Soul’s “Royalty Capes” and “Poetic Greed” (writer/vocals)

Brand New Heavies “We Won’t Stop” (writer/vocals)

HBO’s Def Poetry (“You Move Me” and “Somewhere there is a Poem”)

TVOne’s Verses & Flow (“My Baby Cousin” and “Open Letter to Absent Fathers”)

Thrive Global, May 2018  (“Passport to Peace of Mind,” “Speak up or Pass the Mic”), July 2017 (Passport to Peace of Mind), May 2015 (Speak up or Pass the Mic), Oct.2014 (How Lenny Kravitz Changed the Tapestry of American Music)

SIXFOLD Literary Magazine, 2015 (“Dementia”, “His”, “Our Last Days”, “Angry Fireflies”, “Being Angry with God”)

Mills College’s literary journal, 580 Split Issue 12, 2010

(“Invisible” and “Love Sees No Color, But People Sho’Nuff Do”)

Complexions, an anthology of African American slam poets (“My Black is the Color of Sunshine”)’s Black Voices Poetry Café (“Mammy”)



English composition, academic essays, creative writing, African American literature, free verse poetry, poetry as a therapeutic tool, public speaking, academic development, career counseling, mentorship, certified to teach distance learning (online)


VENUE LIST  (appeared as featured poet, performer, vocalist, speaker or guest lecturer)

University of Miami, FL

St. Martin’s, Seattle Washington

Jacksonville University, FL

Missouri Western State

Webster University, St. Louis Missouri

University of South Mississippi

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn New York

Oakwood School (high school) North Hollywood, Ca.

University of the Pacific, Stockton, Ca.

Converse College, South Carolina

Mary Baldwin College, Virginia

Bennett College, Greensboro, NC

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

U of South Carolina, Spartenburg

U of Alabama, Birmingham

Old Dominion, Norfolk, Virginia

University of Southern California

Wichita State, Wichita Kansas

UNC Wilmington

UNC Charlotte

UC Santa Cruz

University of Cincinnati

Northeastern University, Boston MA

University of Illinois, Springfield

Florida Atlantic University

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio

Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hope College, Holland, Michigan

Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio

Ohio State University—Mansfield

Michigan State University—Flint

John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

Aurora University, Grand Rapids, Michigan

University of Central Missouri

American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

Florida International University—Biscayne Bay

Texas State University

Nuyorican Poets Café, New York, NY

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, Ca.

Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

Beyu Café, Durham, North Carolina

National Association for Campus Activities spotlight showcase (5 conferences)

University of West Georgia

University of Eastern Illinois

University of Florida

University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Marietta College, Ohio

Slippery Rock University, Pittsburg, PA

Natural Essence fashion show, Tampa, FL

University of Wyoming

Winston Salem State University, North Carolina

Harvard University

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

UC Berkeley

Antioch University Los Angeles

Hotel Cafe, Hollywood

Cal State Long Beach

Le Petit Ermitage, West Hollywood

Ha Ha Cafe, North Hollywood

Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, Spelman College Jazz Brunch

University of South Carolina

Culver Academies, Culver, Indiana

Hayworth Theatre, Los Angeles, Ca.

Beyond Baroque, Venice, Ca.

Mavericks Flat, Los Angeles, Ca.

Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University

Miami University, Ohio

Renaissance Hotel, Denver, Colorado (DST Sorority, Inc. Founder’s Day)

Cal State East Bay

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Culture Project Theatre, NYC

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Vassar College, New York



Al-Babtain Poetry Library, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Aware Cultural Center, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Cafe Universal, Paris, France

Opus Cafe, Paris, France

Ural State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Perm Theatre, Perm, Russia

University of Lome, Togo, West Africa

Polytechnic University of Ghana, West Africa

House of Poetry, Copenhagen, Denmark

Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

Club Ghetto, Istanbul, Turkey

Melanithros Art Space, Athens, Greece

Athens University, Athens, Greece

American College of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Derry Playhouse, Derry-London Derry, Ireland

The Rainbow Factory School of Performing Arts, Belfast, Ireland

Manchester University, Manchester, UK

Loreto College, Manchester, UK

Club Tahar Haddad, Tunis, Tunisia

Faculty of Humanities University, Tunis, Tunisia

Space of Wisdom School, Sfaz, Tunisia

Olympic Plaza, Whistler, Canada