Project Management & Facilitation

Publicist| Mighty Real/Queer Detroit | 2022 |

Local Non-Profit Arts & History Organization

Contractual public relations and media strategist. 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.


Media Manager & Consultant | Sidewalk Detroit | 2018 – Present |

Local Non-Profit Arts and Development Organization

Contractual social media management, digital strategy execution and consulting, media relations and press releases, multi-media content creation, digital and event communications with stakeholders, artists, and collaborative organizations.


Public Relations & Digital Media Manager | Detroit Puppet Company (formerly CMAP) | 2017 – Present |

Local Non-Profit Arts Production House

Contractual social media management, multi-media content creation, media relations and press releases, website management, grants consultation, coordinating and liaising with designers, stakeholders, and artists.

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

Multinational Low-Profit Culinary Venture

Creator of experience-based culinary venture, recreated Armenian traditional vegetarian dishes, shared cultural aspects of Armenia through thematic and sensory space. Produced hundreds of events in Detroit, as well as special events in Paris, Los Angeles, and Yerevan.


Learning Lab Facilitator | TUMO Center for Creative Technologies | 2018, 2020 |

Multinational NGO Arts and Technology Learning Center 

Contractual onsite/offsite learning lab immersion, facilitation and lead instruction for teens, on creative writing, based on identity, culture, and family through the medium of food. Onsite in Yerevan (2018), offsite via remote instruction (2020).


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

National For-Profit Creative Event Company

Contractual media relations and press releases, company representation and community liaising, multi-level large event production, employee recruitment and management, relationship management with stakeholders and homeowners.


Elections Tabulator | The Detroit News | 2017 – 2020 |

Regional Print And Digital News Outlet

Contractual special, primary, and general elections votes/initiatives tabulator, data input, research, clerk's office liaising.


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

Local Non-Profit Puppetry Museum and Live Theater

Grants writing, social media and digital communications management, corporate and media relations, operations and employee management, strategic five-year plan consultation, facilitated approximately $50,000 in new funding.


Associate Producer | A Host of People (The Harrowing performance series) | 2015 |

Local Non-Profit Social Issue Focused Theatre Troupe

Digital and print marketing, external communications, community outreach, contractor scouting.


Authorship & Creative Contribution


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

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

Creator & Curator | a letter from julien | 2019 – Present |

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


Contributing Writer | Medium | 2021 – Present |

Curated self-published essays and research pieces, primarily academic, on sociolinguistic 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.

Contributing Writer | TBD Magazine | Detroit | 2017 

Contractual narrative writer, focus on Detroit neighborhoods and peoples.


Contributing Video Arts Journalist | Creative Voice | Detroit & Ann Arbor | 2016 – 2017

Contractual app-based video production, onsite interviews, and coverage of local arts and culture events.


Production Designer | Black Petunia | Independent Feature | Detroit | 2016

Full production, micro-budget film, categorized as post-apocalyptic cerebral, managed set designs.


Production Designer | Hummingbird | Independent Feature | Detroit | 2013

Full production, micro-budget film, categorized as post-apocalyptic coming of age, managed set designs.


Education & Tools


Linguistics | Bachelor of Arts | Wayne State University | 2022

Focus area of sociolinguistics and ethnolinguistics, special interest in creoles, pidgins, and emojis.

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

Grounding in African diaspora and African American histories, social and political thought.


Digital Humanities | Course Certification | Harvard University / Harvard X | 2020


Digital Proficiencies | Buffer, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, Wordpress, Wix, Squarespace, Google Drive, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Crowdfunding Platforms, Asana


Fellowship, Scholarship, & Volunteerism


Global Fellow | Salzburg Global Seminar | 2019 – 2020 |

Young Cultural Innovators Forum 2019 fellowship and residency in Austria, recipient of 2020 Kresge Foundation funded cultural immersion travel grant to Zimbabwe and South Africa, recipient of 2020 creative mini-project grant.

Recipient | Graduate School AGRADE Scholarship | Wayne State University | 2022 – 2023


Recipient | The Dudley Randall Endowed Scholarship in Africana Studies | Wayne State University | 2021 – 2022 

Recipient | LaGatella LGBT Endowed Scholarship | Wayne State University | 2021 – 2022 

Recipient | Len Cargan Endowed Fund for Returning Students | Wayne State University | 2021 – 2022 


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

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

Fellow | Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation | 2015 – 2016 |

Fellowship on development and industry best practices, in partnership with Association of Fundraising Professionals.


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.


Founding Board Member | Hostel Detroit | 2010 |

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


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.