Work history includes project development in various aspects of management, operations, business, &  the arts.   Experience working with:  underrepresented populations, students in higher education, not-for profit organizations, issue resolution, legislative affairs, and sponsorship procurement for organizations.

Chicago Project Management  Chicago, IL.  
Public Affairs Director

​Chicago Project Management combines efficient organizational capacities & a spirit of fun!   Working with musicians, artists, and community agencies, we are at the forefront of event planning and project management. 

  • Negotiate Contracts
  • Nurture Client/Customer Relationship​s
  • Interns Recruiter

Volunteer Experience

• Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Committee
• Jazz in the Alley
• Rap Around Chicago
• Natures Bio Organic Farms
• Jazz Unites
• DuSable Museum of African American History
• African Festival of the Arts

• National Hip Hop Political Convention


• 2nd Place, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Regional Mc Nair Scholars Research Symposium (2004)
• McNair Scholars National Research Symposium (2004)
• Illinois Board of Higher Education Student Advisory Committee Quiet Influence Award 2002-2003
• Joliet Junior College President’s Roll of Merit

2010 - present

2010 - present

Coy Pugh & Associates       Chicago, IL.   

Oct 2010-May 2012

  • Public policy development
  • Build relationships with legislators, public, & business sectors
  • Special Interest Advocate
  • Mental health assessments
  • Co-facilitated psycho-social rehabilitation, intensive, and empowerment groups 
  • Individual counseling for clients with personality and substance abuse disorders
  • Created and updated confidential, physical and electronic records for state and federal audits
  • Designed and facilitated a cognitive behavioral stress reduction therapy group

Community Mental Health Council   Chicago, IL. Illinois   2009-2010   


President of Black Psychology Society (2004-2005)  
Black Women’s Task Force (2004-2005)
NAACP (2004-2005)

Psi Chi (Vice President, CSU Chapter 2008-2009)
Minority Student Internship Fellow (2008-2009)    
Graduate Research Assistant

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL.
Bachelors of Arts

Concentration:  Psychology & Sociology   

August 2005

Chicago State University  Chicago, IL.
Masters of Arts
Concentration:  Community Counseling Psychology 

May 27, 2010







Student Trustee (May 2002- May 2003),

Student rep Illinois Community College Board

Student rep Illinois Board of Higher Education
Student Government President (2001-02)  
Black Student Union President (2000-01)

Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL.
Associates of Arts   

August 2003