Other Relevant Experience

Wild Iris Books, Inc.

Entrepreneur / Owner, 2004-2018

Wild Iris Books was part of the feminist bookstore network that encompassed both the United States and Canada and was one of only 12 remaining feminist bookstores at its closing in December 2017. As an iconic community center, Wild Iris supplied space for a diverse community to share their voice through literature, poetry, art, music, spoken word, and community engagement.

  • Managed all aspects of the business, including maintaining corporate records, managing employees and volunteers; marketing and social networking; deploying and maintaining an online retail store.
  • Developed community outreach initiatives focused on creating a diverse and inclusive community including LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color.
  • Developed an internship program designed to help individuals learn about small business management and community activism.
  • Coordinated the establishment of Friends of Wild Iris (FoWI) as a 501(c)3 sister organization. Established the Board of Directors, drafted Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation, filed incorporation paperwork, and secured 501(c)3 status.

Teaching Experience

  • CEN2513 Novell NetWare Administrator
  • CEN2514 Novell NetWare Advanced Admin
  • CTS2134 CompTIA Network+
  • CTS1131 CompTIA A+
  • CIS2254 IT Professional Development
  • CIS2352 Ethical Hacking
  • CIS1948 ITE Internship
  • CTS1120 Fundamentals of Information Security
  • CTS2317 Advanced Information Security
  • CTS2354 Linux Administration
  • CTS2355 Linux Advanced Administration
  • CTS2858 Internet Security
  • CGS2540 Database Administration
  • CEN2524 Network Service & Support
  • CEN2523 Network Design & Implementation
  • CEN2503 Introduction to Networking
  • CEN2522 Network Technologies
  • CEN2517 Building Intranets
  • COP2000 Introduction to Programming
  • CGS2172 E-Commerce Site Development
  • ISM4323 Security Policy Management

Professional Leadership Roles

  • Advisory Board, Collaboratory for Women Innovators, 2018-present
  • Co-Leader, National Council for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance, 2017-2020
  • Advisory Board, NCWIT Academic Alliance, 2017-2020
  • Co-Leader, NCWIT Community College Involvement Team, 2015-2017
  • Academic Advisory Council, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, 2017–Present
  • Advisory Board, Career Technical Education: Investigating Factors Associated with Enrollment and Persistence in Information and Computing Technologies Among Underrepresented Groups, NSF Award #156738, 2016 – Present
  • Advisory Board, SL-CN: Project LENS: Leveraging Expertise in Neurotechnologies to Study Individual Differences in Multimedia Learning, NSF Award #1540888, 2015 – Present
  • Advisory Board, Building Capacity in Community Colleges to Recruit and Retain Underrepresented Students in Computing, NSF Award #152652, 2015-Present
  • Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, National Science Foundation, 2019-2021
  • Education Compact Leadership Council, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2015-Present
  • InterCity Exchange, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley (2015), Austin, TX (2016), Columbus, OH (2018)
  • Leadership Gainesville, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2015-2016
  • Parliamentarian, Faculty / Staff Senate, 2004-2006
  • Subcommittee Co-Chair, SACS Steering committee, 2000-2002


  • Community Investment Council, United Way of North Central Florida, 2015 – Present
  • Steering Committee, Equality Florida, Greater Gainesville Gala 2015-Present
  • President, Protect Gainesville Citizens, Inc., 2009 –2011
  • Board of Trustees, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2002-2004
  • Co-Coordinator, UU Campus Ministry, 2001-2002
  • Co-Coordinator, Interfaith Hospitality Network, 2001-2004
  • Long Range Planning Task force, Alachua County Schools, 1999-2000
  • President, Millhopper Cooperative Preschool, 1995-96
  • Vice Chairman, Duval County Drowning Prevention Coalition, 1989-92
  • Education Chair & Founding Member, Northeast Florida AIDS Network, 1989-91
  • Co-Chair, Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. AIDS Taskforce Education Committee, 1988-91