Point Scholar – 2005-2009
Aaron earned a degree in sociology with certificates in African studies and women’s, gender, & sexuality studies at the University of Pittsburgh during his tenure as a Point Scholar. Subsquently, he earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Pittsburgh. His thesis, "Addressing the Disparity of HIV among Black MSM: A Review and Critical Discussion of the M2M Project," ascertained which sub-groups of Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are more likely to participate in risk behaviors that may transmit HIV in order to improve the reach and impact of HIV interventions in the SW PA region.
Aaron currently works for Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force as the Services Outreach Coordinator, where his primary duties entail improving linkage to care for individuals who are newly diagnosed with HIV, and finding and reconnecting those living with HIV who are not currently participating in care structures. He is also a part-time Data Manager at the M2M Project, an HIV prevention program focusing on Black MSM and trans individuals. In 2012, he founded the LGBTQ Alumni Council at the University of Pittsburgh.