Officially launched in October 2015, the mission of A Draft Supreme, LLC is to make the ostracizing of historically marginalized people exactly that - HISTORIC. We aim to transition their intersectional identities from being silenced or subjugated in higher education and other realms of power to present and empowered in establishing and amplifying their individual and collective voices.
This is addressed in a few ways.
Serve as an ally by editing academic writing by and about people of color and other historically marginalized identities.
Provide contractual writing and facilitation services to nonprofits and organizations that have missions aligned with A Draft Supreme’s.
Be damn great at providing all three.
CURRENT Relevant credentials
B.A., English | M.A., Sociology - Stanford University
English Composition Instructor - Freshman Summer Program, UCLA
Writing & Critical Thinking Instructor - Vice Provost Initiative for Pre College Scholars, UCLA
Movies 4 Mental Health College Workshop Facilitator - Art With Impact
Grants and Writing Consultant - Advancement Project California
MEMBERSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
American Copy Editors Association | Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Omicron Chi Chapter Initiated & Current Member of Inglewood Alumnae Chapter) | A Better Chance, Incorporated (Alumna, Volunteer Interviewer, and Guest Speaker) | InsideOUT Writers (Volunteer Teacher) | Reading Through Time Book Club (Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall - “Unfit” Girls Unit)
a bit more about academic editing
No reputable editor, let alone a true ally, would provide the unedited and unpolished work of her clients. The best “proof” of A Draft Supreme’s editing is a track record of first time clients becoming repeat clients and the majority of our new referrals coming from current and past clients. Below is a listing of a thesis, published dissertations, and a book that I’ve edited in the interim or final stages of drafting.
Gendered Transitions: The Case of Syrians’ Forced Migration to Egypt - Nada Ramadan, M.A.
The American Way: A Historical Ethnography Study of Asian American Youth Mentorship and Organizing for School Reform in Philadelphia - Michael Ishimoto, PhD, Research Fellow, Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, UCLA
First Strike: Educational Enclosures in Black Los Angeles (Edited Dissertation to Book Transition) - Damien Sojoyner, PhD, Professor & Graduate Admissions Director | Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine
Adelante y Pa’lante: College-Educated Chicana/o and Puerto Rican Family Educational Oral Histories - Nichole Garcia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Higher Education & College Student Affairs | Graduate School of Education, Rutgers U.
students’ take on my instruction
Evaluation Results (RISING 11th GRaders):
VIP Scholars (Summer Residential Cohorts 5 - 13) at UCLA
Course: Writing and Critical Thinking | Theme: Social Justice
Evaluation Results (College freshmen):
Freshman Summer Program (Bruin Classes of 2018 - 2022) at UCLA
English Composition 2 for Math/Science Cohort | Theme: Psychology of Survival