I am currently completing a PhD in Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. My research focuses on the intersection of anti-Black racism, homophobia, and transphobia, and how experiences at this juncture can influence health and social service care access for Black gbtq+MSM in Canada.
I consider myself an activist and a community member first and foremost. I've been involved in numerous social movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and the student strikes that took place in Quebec in 2012 and 2019.
I am passionate about social justice and strive to create meaningful connections to research, policy and practice. My research is a direct result of this passion and is my way of making a difference in the world.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health
Research topic: The impacts of anti-Black homophobia and transphobia on health and social care access for Black gay, bisexual, trans, and queer men in Canada
Supervised by Matthew Numer, PhD
Committee members: Barbara Hamilton Hinch, PhD and OmiSoore Dryden, PhD
2020 - 2022
Master of Science (MSc) in Social Work
Université de Montréal
Thesis title: “At the Intersection of Experiences: Understanding the Identity Development of Black LGBTQ+ Populations in Québec”
Supervised by Edward Ou Jin Lee, PhD and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, PhD RSW
Final CGPA: 4.0/4.3
2017 - 2020
Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
Final CGPA: 3.88/4.0
Dean’s Honour List
Golden Key International Honour Society