Hi, it's me
I am an DEI practitioner, entrepreneur and community builder based in Ontario, Canada. I am currently applying my lived and professional experiences to help organizations use data to grow DEI at my startup, Lunaria.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Studies and Business from the University of Waterloo and my Master's of Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfred Laurier University. I completed my Master's thesis on how anti-Black racism and DEI initiatives impact the visibility of Black women in workplaces. I apply my lived experience as a Black woman and professional experience gained through my education and various projects at Lunaria to my DEI work. I specialize in helping organizations design, implement and grow a data-driven DEI strategy. My processes are informed by anti-oppressive research practices, anti-racism and intersectionality. I enjoy working with various stakeholders to craft DEI strategies driven by team member feedback and created to make meaningful change.
My thoughts, reflections and insights
Access is not the same as use: barriers to the use of DEI resources
But my organization isn’t diverse!: Growing diversity, equity and inclusion in “homogeneous” organizations
DEI Training: How does it fit into your wider strategy?
DEI Data: What it is and its impact on your DEI efforts
The emotional labor of diversity, equity and inclusion
I have always been interested in designing solutions that create opportunities people to grow. I am honoured and grateful that I get to engage in meaningful DEI work where I am applying my skillset and learning alongside other practitioners. Beyond work I live out my commitments as a board member at YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo and a support line volunteer at the Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo. In my personal time I like hiking with my dog, painting, DIY projects and comedy.