I’m a community leader, advocate, and overcomer. I was raised in a family of educators, entrepreneurs, civil servants, and laborers with a deep respect for hard work. My passion to serve stems from growing up in a large civically engaged family where my great-grandmother’s political activism informed their values.
As a young single mother in college working multiple jobs, I leveraged strengths from her upbringing to provide for my daughter and graduate from Hampton University.
I have a tenacious determination to overcome seemingly impossible situations. My personal experience with childhood trauma, gun violence, domestic abuse, poverty, and housing instability motivates my passion to fight for justice and challenge unfair practices.