Some of my greatest joys in academia come from my work mentoring undergraduate students. As a graduate student at Rutgers University, I 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. We 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.


I have also served as the advisor to three undergraduate research assistants through the Aresty Program at Rutgers University. I provided research methods training and worked with them to create posters presented at the program's Research Symposium.