Past Bookings, Training & Events

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STEM Lecture & Advocacy

- 2019 Keynote, Sprint Safety & Security Expo

- 2019 Featured Moderator/Panelist, Black Tech Week - KC 

- 2019 Keynote, NAACP Annual Banquet

- 2019 Presenter, Drone Pilot Youth Career Exploration

- 2019 Keynote, Career Online High School Graduation

- 2018 Judge, VRoKCs Hackathon (Virtual Reality)

- 2018 Keynote Speaker, STEMMy Awards Press Release

- 2018 Virtual Panelist, Sansar, "Cybersecurity Safety"

- 2018 OzSec "Diversity in STEM/Cybersecurity" Presenter

- 2018 "Corporate Community Engagement", Speaker, WIS-KC

- 2018 "Faces of Cybersecurity", Host/Moderator, The GRID

- 2017 "Tech on Tap: Cybersecurity", Panel Moderator

- 2017 KCKCC "Girls in STEM - Mini Conference" Panelist

- 2017 GlobalMindED Conference, STEM Equity Panelist 

- 2017 UMKC Women of Color Conference, Presenter

- 2017 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Convention Speaker - Collegiate (Live link)

- Spring 2017, CUNY, "The Threat Within", Support Mentor  

- Lumen Touch, 2017 STEM Panelist/Team Member

- 2016 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference, Diversity in STEM Presenter - Kansas City, MO 

Press Release

- Science Pioneers, "STEM Parent Session" - Kansas City, MO 

- Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) - Lee's Summit, Missouri

- Victorious Life Church, Kansas City, Missouri (Live link)

- Olathe Northwest High School/Cyber Patriot - Olathe, KS

- University of Missouri, STEM Panelist - Kansas City

- No Boys Allowed Conference/R.U.B.I.E.S - Kansas City, MO

 

Change Management & Advocacy

- Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, Featured Speaker, "Who's Got Next: The New R.O.L.E. for the Next Gen", University of Saint Mary, January 21, 2019  (Live Link)

- International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), 2018 Educator of the Year

- "Equity in Our Schools and Communities", Featured Panelist, United Believers Community Church, October 4, 2018- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Keynote Speaker, "Moments In STEM: A Women's Journey" 

- National Postal Forum (NPF), Featured Presenter, "Good Bosses Gone Bad"

- Author - "Good Bosses Gone Bad: How To Survive The Workplace When Your Boss Sucks"  (2012)

- UMKC, "Good Bosses Gone Bad" class - Kansas City, Missouri

 

Career Readiness - Youth

- Nat Assoc of Wo in Construction - Judge, Block Kids event

- KC Scholars scholarship application Reviewer (2017)

- Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) - Lee's Summit, Missouri

- Hickman Mills ISD - Kansas City, Missouri

- Manual Tech - Kansas City, Missouri

- Killeen ISD - Killeen, Texas

- Central Texas College - Killeen, Texas

- Tennessee Dept of Employment Security - Clarksville, TN

- Camp Palestine - Chilhowee, Missouri

- Palestine Baptist Church - Kansas City, Missouri

- Back-To-School Family Expo - Killeen, Texas

- Teen Holiday Job Fair - Killeen, Texas

- Teen Summer Job Fair - Killeen, Texas

- Teen Task Force - Taylor Youth Services, Fort Campbell, KY

- APSU African American Cultural Center - Clarksville, TN

- APSU Office of MultiEthnic Services - Clarksville, Tenneessee

- "Relativity", TV teen talk show, Executive Producer and Host -     Clarksville, Tennessee 

- The Willkie House - Des Moines, Iowa

- Back-To-School Career Fair - Kansas City, Missouri

Professional Development - Adults

- 2017 WIDA Session Proposal Reviewer

- 2016 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference, "Diversity in STEM" - Kansas City, Missouri

- University of Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri

- Hispanic Organization for Progress & Education H.O.P.E. - Clarksville, Tennessee

- Central Texas College - Killeen, Texas

- Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, Tennessee

- Cumulus Broadcasting - "Community Connection", radio talk show, Executive Producer and Host - Central Texas region

- Students in Free Enterprise (S.I.F.E.) - Advisory Board Member, Central Texas College Chapter

- The Leaf Chronicle Newspaper - "Challenges from the Heart", Featured Columnist, Clarksville, Tennessee

- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc - Clarksville, TN Alumnae Chapter

- Bluegrass Volunteer Chapter of Federally Employed Women - Fort Campbell, Kentucky

- Annual Women's Day - Clarksville, Tennessee 

- Tabernacle Baptist Church - Clarksville, Tennessee

Life Skills - Youth

- Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) - Lee's Summit, Missouri

- Killeen ISD - Killeen, Texas

- Central Texas College - Killeen, Texas

- Children & Families of Iowa

- Camp Palestine - Chilhowee, Missouri

- Palestine Baptist Church - Kansas City, Missouri

- African-American Read-In - Carol's Art Gallery, Killeen, Texas

 

Single Parenting/Parenting

- Science Pioneers, "STEM Parent Session" - Kansas City, MO

- Hickman Mills Council of PTAs - Kansas City, Missouri

- Killeen ISD - Killeen, Texas

- United Way/Youth Parents Program - Killeen, Texas

- Austin Peay State University - Clarksville, Tennessee

- Palestine Baptist Church - Kansas City, Missouri

- Camp Palestine - Chilhowee, Missouri

 

 

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Testamonials

 

"Great presentation and so clearly delivered!"

2019 Martin Luther King Jr Week attendee

University of Saint Mary

"We should invite [speaker] again": 80.65% Strongly Agree                                                                                          2017 UMKC Women of Color                                          Conference, post-survey

"I loved your presentation . . .  thank you for being persistent! Hopefully one day I can make my mark in the technology world just as you!"

2016 NICE Conference attendee

Kansas City, Missouri

 

"I enjoyed your style, delivery, and the content, as well as you linked your experiences to how underrepresented populations can alter their mindset and affect change . . . empowering people to overcome! "

2016 NICE Conference attendee

Kansas City, Missouri

"Thank you for your (always) excellent presentation  for STEM parents. I enjoy hearing the ways and ideas for advocacy that you share.  We appreciate your time, enthusiasm, and experience."                                               

Science Pioneers, Inc.

Kansas City, Missouri

 

"Your class was the piece I needed . . . My mindset is starting to shift with the help of your class.  You were a great teacher . . . I walked away with a feeling of inspiration."

"Good Bosses Gone Bad" Student/UMKC

 

"I was so excited about the skills and the hope the class gave me, I went to work the next day and sang the praises of the class . . . I encouraged them to take the class."

"Good Bosses Gone Bad" Student/UMKC

 

“There are those who recognize a problem and do nothing opposed to yourself who identified a situation, developed a solution and implemented an activity toward resolution.” 

 Links, Inc.,  Des Moines, Iowa

 

“The information provided . . . [was] very useful to the students as they pursue college and professional careers.”

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Clarksville, Tennessee

 

"April is my go-to person for youth life skills training for my K-12 students at Camp Palestine."

Lynn Miller, Youth Director, 

Camp Palestine

Chilhowee, Missouri

Palestine Baptist Church

 

“Continue to reach out to organizations like ours . . .”

Paulette R. Wiley, Executive Director,

Willkie House, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa

Teen Job Fairs

“ . . . it made a difference . . . it was a lesson . . .I will attend your next Job Fair!”

 

“I’m glad my Mom made me go to the Job Fair because I learned a lot”

 

“. . . [attending] will cure your fear of having to get a job ”

 

Motivational Speaking/Self-Development Training

“[There is] power in the delivery of your words . . . you are a chosen one.”

 

“ . . . you displayed the confidence in knowing the message was well received and would indeed cause a change within the listeners.”

 

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