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   Communications & Media

Communications Director| Global Detroit | 2024 - Present |

Regional Immigrant Inclusive Economic Community Development Organization

Currently lead org-wide strategic communications and marketing efforts, which involves B2B, B2C, internal, and external communications.


Instructor | Wayne State University | 2023 – 2024 |

Local Non-Profit Arts and Development Organization

Taught a total of three classes of an Introduction to College Composition, ENG 1020, a core curriculum class for all incoming first years.


Communications Manager | Sidewalk Detroit | 2018 – 2023 |

Local Non-Profit Arts and Development Organization

Social media management, digital strategy and planning, media relations and press releases, multi-media content creation.


Public Relations & Digital Media Manager | Detroit Puppet Company | 2017 – 2022 |

Local Non-Profit Arts Production House

Social media management, multi-media content creation, media relations and press releases, website management, grants consultation, liaising.

Publicist | Mighty Real/Queer Detroit | 2022 |

Local Non-Profit Arts & History Organization

Public relations and media strategy, official press liaison between stakeholders, media, artists, and organizers. Largest queer art exhibition in the U.S. Showcasing 77 years of Detroit history, 150+ visual artists, 17 galleries, 40+ performing artists, and 700+ works of art.

Producer & Spokesperson | Weird Homes Tour – Metro Detroit | 2018 – 2020 |

National For-Profit Creative Event Company

Public relations and media strategy, multi-level event production, employee recruitment, home scouting.

Marketing & Development Manager| PuppetART Theater | 2013 – 2016 |

Local Non-Profit Puppetry Museum and Live Theater

Grants writing, social media management, media relations, strategic planning, facilitated approximately $40,000 in new funding.

Owner & Chef | New-Armenian Supper Club | 2013 – 2020 

Multinational Low-Profit Culinary Venture

Creator of experience-based culinary venture. Produced hundreds of events in Detroit, as well as special events in Paris, Los Angeles, and Yerevan.

   Writing & Creative 


Author | Kentucky APPalaCHAH - A Violent Romance

Self-published zine of prose from Kentucky, Appalachia


Food Blog Facilitator | TUMO Center for Creative Technologies | 2018, 2020 |

Multinational NGO Arts and Technology Learning Center 

Learning lab facilitation and lead instruction for teens in Armenia, on creative writing, via culture, family, and food.


Contributing Writer | The Metropolitan | Detroit | 2016 – 2023 |

Digital social/culture publication (formerly print), background on narrative storytelling, social critique, travelogues. 

Writera letter from julien | 2019 – 2022

Twice a month cultural and social Mailchimp e-newsletter, containing creative endeavors, articles, and resources. 500+ subscribers.


Writer | Medium | 2021 – Present |

Curated self-published essays and research pieces, primarily academic Linguistic and Africana topics.

Creative Consultant | One In A Million | Music Video | Detroit | 2020

Full production music video, queer female rap artist based in Los Angeles, worked with Director on script and visuals.


Author | Andanzas, Volume I, Friends | Detroit & Guadalajara | 2019

Print collection of four short stories on friendship and human connection, designed and published by Ban Pang Editorial.


Contributing Author | Detroit Neighborhood Guidebook | Detroit | 2017

Print neighborhood-based creative guidebook of City of Detroit, edited by Aaron Foley, published by Belt Publishing.




Linguistics | Master of Arts | Wayne State University | Cum Laude| Expected 2024

Thesis focus area: emoji semantics and syntax


Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute | Program Certificate | University of Massachusetts  Amherst | 2023

Completed courses: Structure of Mayan (Jessica Coon), Language Contact in Africa (Lotfi Sayahi & John Victor Singler), Cognitive Underpinnings of Meaning Variation and Change (Martín Fuchs & María Piñango), Recent Advances in Neurolinguistics (Yosef Grodzinsky), Sociolinguistic Variation and Change in Game Theoretic Pragmatics (Heather Burnett), Topics in the Diachrony of the Functional Lexicon (Patrícia Amaral & Chiara Gianollo)

Linguistics | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | Cum Laude| 2022

Focus area: sociolinguistics

African American Studies | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | Cum Laude | 2022

Focus area: Pan-Africanism and African-American histories

Introduction to Programming Using Python | Course Certificate | Sololearn | 2022

Digital Humanities | Course Certificate | Harvard X | 2020


   Scholarship & Volunteerism


Fellow | Salzburg Global Seminar | 2019 – 2020 |

Young Cultural Innovators Forum 2019 fellowship and residency in Austria.

Fellow | Association of Fundraising Professionals | 2015 – 2016 |

Fellowship on development and best practices, in partnership with Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.


Publicist | Detroit Kite Festival | 2018 – 2020, 2022 |

Narrative and social media consultation, public and media relations management, event planning and coordination.


Executive Committee Member | Emerging Arts Leaders of Detroit – Project | Forward Arts | 2015

Local chapter project of Americans for the Arts, MCACA grant recipient, arts administration solidarity and networking.


Board Member | APIA (Asian & Pacific Islander American) Vote MI | 2009 – 2011 |

Concentration on memberships, volunteer management and recruitment, established inaugural fundraising dinner.


Board Member | Hostel Detroit | 2010 |

Concentration on opening ceremonies, community partnerships, crafted and voted on corporate policies and procedures.


Co-President | Youth Advisory Council | Saginaw Community Foundation | 2006 – 2007 |

Concentration on grant making for projects aimed at youth enrichment, volunteer initiatives, family charities, park clean-ups.

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