AUP BOARD, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER and UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE, 1ST DAN SHOTOKAN
Barbara grew up in New Hampshire. From early on she studied Dance and ran Track.
Before graduating highschool she attended Carnegie Mellon University’s Advanced Placement Early Acceptance program. At 19 while attending Rutgers College Barbara was a founder of BluEnke, a publishing and production company that published books of poetry, a News Magazine and produces shows throughout NJ, NY and surrounding areas. The focus was on the writings of Black Women.
She worked on numerous campaigns including ending the unconstitutional "Party without a Permit Law" and "the Battle for New Brunswick's Elected School Board". She was also a founding member of New Brunswick Coalition Against Police Brutality.
In the late 90s through early 2000s she used his Information Technology (IT) skills to contract as an applications and web trainer at various Businesses and institutions across the United States, including Deutsche Bank, the Federal Reserve and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In 2004 He was brought onboard as an Information Technology Consultant at Goldman Sachs where she designed, developed and delivered Mobile Applications and Project Management training and IT solutions.
In 2009 she opened Liquids and Eats Cafe and Savory Food Service which brought healthy food options to his hometown of Hanover. In addition to Art, Tech and Health community programming. Throughout 2010 and 2011 She delivered Project Management training and consulting to Scientists and Technology professionals at Harvard’s Smithsonian’s Astrophysics Observatory. During that time She developed IT solutions to help connect the United Nations with the local communities and was brought onboard the UN NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) Athletes United for Peace.
In 2015 she was invited to speak at Cloud Connect China, Interop Las Vegas, QCon Tokyo and keynote at QCon Beijing on his firm's, The Business Channels, methodology DRIVE. In 2019 Barbara Instructed on a Team that trained thousands of employees across the United States at all levels throughout the firm on Data Transformation, Data Automation, Data Visualization, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML)and Natural Language (NL) .
The team taught Deep Dives in Alteryx, Tableau and UI Path and Consulted users on the best approach to align their projects with the right Data and BI applications. She is a 1st Dan under JKA and was a long standing member of the NY Center Club until they closed their doors in 2014.
She now serves as UN rep for Athletes United for Barbara's key Issues are Economic Justice and Justice System Reform.