Some of Dr. Battle's greatest joys in academia come from her work mentoring undergraduate students. As a graduate student at Rutgers University, she founded the Multi-Generational Mentoring (MGM) Program with funding from the National Science Foundation. The MGM Program provides academic and social support and resources to undergraduates, many of whom are first-generation and/or underrepresented minorities, planning to pursue graduate education. The MGM Program hosted a graduate-to-undergraduate mentoring program, a Writing Clinic, and a Grad Application Boot Camp that assists students in preparing graduate applications. The program has served more than 100 students from institutions throughout the Northeast.


Dr. Battle is a Founding Member of Triad Abolition Project, a grassroots organization working to educate about and amplify the abolitionist vision of communities free from punishment and brutality and full of compassion and care. In the summer of 2020, TAP organized a 49-day occupation of downtown Winston Salem to secure law enforcement policy changes in response to the murder of Mr. John Neville by Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputies in the detention center. In addition, she is a Founding Board of Directors Member for the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization, a non-profit organization which holds community events celebrating Black history and culture. Their first event honored eight community elders, provided two book scholarships to local college freshmen, and brought together 200 community members at a celebratory brunch. The OCJO also sponsors annual Food and Clothing Drives for local homeless shelters and have served as Guest Curators at the Ocean City Historical Museum. For this work, Dr. Battle has been honored with the City of Ocean City, NJ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award, as well as a Senate and General Assembly Citation from the New Jersey State Legislature.