With over 20 years of experience, my greatest strength rests in curating content and programming campaigns intended for global audiences across print, digital, video, mobile, and live events. My specialties include Editorial Strategy & Curation, Video Development and Production Management, Digital Media Development, Talent Development, Campaign Strategy and Execution, and Project Management, with a streamlined focus on culture and social justice.
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I have been a creative leader at TRACE, MTV.com, MTV World (where she became the first Black Editorial Director at Viacom), The Source, Ketchum, Red Bull Studios, and Red Bull Media House, TranslationLLC / UnitedMasters. At many, I carved content strategies for media companies and consumer brands alike, geared to both national and global audiences.
In 2012, I launched the international cultural destination, TheStarklife.com, nominated as “Best Cultural Blog” at the 16th annual Webby Awards. Through my company Aimstar Media, I have consulted brands including MasterCard, Gillette, FedEx, DD172, Moet & Chandon, Intel, Adidas, and others. My creative strategy work has also been used in an effort to promote tourism to South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Ecuador, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, and others.
As a journalist, I have interviewed Ice Cube, Queen Latifah, Donald Glover/Childish Gambino, Wangechi Mutu, Rem Koolhaas, Kobe Bryant, Patricia Field, Laquan Smith, Angela Nissel, Pharrell Williams, Spike Lee, Bethann Hardison, Shepard Fairey, Outkast, Jamel Shabazz, Bobbito Garcia, Os Gemeos, Edwidge Danticat, to name a few.
My personal passion projects have included ANARCHY: In Search of a New World Order, a multisensory experience that explores art and activism; and The Hispaniola Project, an initiative that sparks conversation between the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to uproot/dispel myths, celebrate the symmetry of cultures, and create community.
As a former mentor at New Inc, a sister incubator of NYC’s New Museum, I find passion in creating and supporting projects centered in the arts that empower and connect creators of all kinds through storytelling, education, and activism. Currently, I lead programming and development at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Brooklyn as the institution’s Executive Director and Chief Curator. I am also a Professor in the Integrated Design Strategies program at New School University, Parsons School of Design.
I am the proud recipient of the 2020 Trailblazer Award Recipient from The 400 Years of African-American History Commission.