Curriculum Vitae

Bachelor's Degree:  Middle Tennessee State University: Religious Studies; Minor Sociology [Anticipated 2021]

Coursework in topics such as: Religious Prison Writings, Comparative Religions, New Religious Movements, Queer Religious Traditions, Pilgrimages and Sacred Journeys, Race and Ethnic Relations, Religious Rites of Passage and Gender and Society, ect.

Associates Degree: Pellissippi State Community College, Media Production Technologies [ Received 2019 ]

Coursework focused on many aspects of the media industry with topics such as Studio Broadcasting, Post-Video Editing Softwares, Sound Production and design, Electronic Cinematography, and media writing.

Academic & Professional/Personal Interests 

Academic Interest: Queer Theory and Theology/Hermeneutics; Intersectional Sociology; Decentralization of Whiteness

Professional/Personal: Spiritual Formation and Exploration, Meditation Practices, Active Self-Care Techniques

Unitarian Universalist Community Affiliations

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville 2018-Present

Second Home Congregation: Attending Member:  Co-Chair of Social Justice Ministries: Worship Associate; Lay Minister on the Pastoral Care Team, 2020 General Assembly Delegate

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church 2017-Present

Home Congregation: was an attending member for just over a year; moved in pursuit of educational opportunities

Worship Service Opportunities

(Below is a list of places I've lead worship)

* Indicates Multiple Services  

* Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Knoxville, TN 
* Tullahoma Unitarian Universalist Church: Tullahoma, TN
* Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Maryville, TN
* Chattanooga Unitarian Universalist Church: Chattanooga, TN
Holston Valley Unitarian Church: Johnson City, TN
* Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church: Ellijay, GA
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Bay County: Panama City, FL
All Souls Waccamaw Unitarian Universalist: Myrtle Beach, SC 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Huntsville Alabama 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tyler, Tx
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House: Nantucket, MA
* Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalist Church: Odessa, FL
Unitarian Universalist Community Church: Park Forest, IL
Unitarian Universalist Church of Midland, TX
* Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin, NC
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth, MA

Workshops Presented

“Putting Together Worship at your Congregation” (Fully Online) Young Adult Unitarian Universalist Conference: September 2020

“Y-Care: Suicide Prevention” Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: September 2019

Youth, Faith, Spirituality and Social Justice from a Southern Perspective”

Human Rights Campaign: Time to Thrive Conference, Anaheim: California, February 2019

“Say What: Being Queer, Spiritual and Pursuing Activism” University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) OUT-standing Conference: October 2018

Invited Panelist Positions

“The Needs of LGBTQ* Youth in K-12 Schools” lead by Human Rights Campaign, Georgia School Counselors Association conference, November 2019

“Mental Health Impacts of Bullying, Isolation, and Minority Stress” Human Rights Campaign, Time to Thrive Conference, Anaheim, California, February 2019

“Queer Interfaith Identities at the Margins” University of Tennessee, Knoxville OUT-standing Conference, October 2018

Professional Certifications

Mental Health First Aid Certification:  October 2020 (Certification valid for 3 years to date)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Certification : December 2016

Academic Internship & Volunteer Community Engagements

The Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Revival Network:

Academic Intern for National Young Adult Ministry, 09/2020 -Ongoing

  • Took part in the reimagining and creation work of young adult ministry models within Unitarian Universalist faith communities and the faith tradition as a whole; centered queer spiritual individuals in the creation of a bi-weekly identity based space designed just for them; served as worship coordinator for young adult lead worship services;

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

National Youth Ambassador / 2017-2019

  • Advanced equality in my community and the national level; advocated for LGBTQ rights co-lead workshops on diverse aspects of queer identities; attended and spoke at national equality/leadership conferences conference to promote safety; inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ youth

GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Student Education Network) of Tennessee

East TN Regional leader, 2017-2018

  • Lead community wide demonstrations/rallies; attend monthly leaders meeting; helped organize/advise high school diversity groups or GSA’s (Gay Student Associations); helped organize and chaperone a Regional high school Diversity Prom

Pellissippi Pride (Student Lead LGBTQ* Club)

President, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville TN; 2016-2018

  • Organized and helped staff campus-wide equality events; lead or co-lead weekly meetings