Growing up, my mother was my guiding light and she always stressed education as a top priority. Because of my mother's wisdom and insight, I gained an appreciation for education and all of the opportunities it afforded and as a child I took advantage of educational enrichment programs such as: Head Start; TWIGS; MESA; and Upward Bound, all which helped strengthen and broaden my academic and cultural experiences. After matriculating through the Baltimore City Public School System (Harford Heights Elem., Yorkwood Elem., Chinquapin Mid., and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute) I sought after higher education and graduated from Tuskegee University, making me the first in my family to graduate from college. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University where I was selected for Eta Kappa Nu, International Electrical Engineering Honor Society. Currently, I am a Video Network Engineering Manager in the Telecommunications Industry and I have managed projects with budgets of over $30 million as well as managing upwards of 22 employees. In addition to my wealth of business experience and success, I also have an extensive record of public service. I am the immediate past President of the Bolton Park Neighbors, Inc. in Reservoir Hill and current board member of Midtown Community Benefits District (MCBD), Empowering Minds of Maryland Youth (EMMY), and Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP). In 2008, I was honorably appointed to the Maryland Democratic State Central Committee for the 40th District and served as a board member of Community Building in Partnerships Incorporated in Sandtown-Winchester.