I am a native of New Haven, Connecticut. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Howard University in Washington DC. After graduating from Howard University, I joined the First-Year Success Center team at the University of New Haven where I was a counselor helping first-year college students adjust to the rigors of college. While at UNH, I was given the opportunity to teach in their undergraduate and graduate Psychology program as well as their freshman seminar. After 5 years at the University of New Haven, I took a job with Achievement First Amistad High School in New Haven. I served on the college team, teaching a curriculum to all high school seniors designed to prepare them for the college application and decision-making process. Amistad High School boasts a 100% acceptance rate to a 4 year institution for every single graduating senior. While at Amistad I founded the women’s cycling team, and also coached indoor and outdoor track-and-field. Personally, I have completed a 26 mile run marathon relay, multiple 5k running events, triathlons, 40 mile bike rides in NYC and the Spartan race. In my free time I value my relationships with my friends, and I love to try new food and travel the globe. I have been to over 20 countries, including a 6 week, 6 country trip across West Africa. I now work at an amazing project and place based high school called, Think Global School, as a school and college counselor. TGS takes students to 12 countries over a 3 year high school career to learn experientially, engage in community service and experience the various cultures encountered firsthand. I love to see people grow holistically: spiritually, personally, professionally, emotionally, financially, socially and physically. I credit my relationship with God and my family for my success and happiness. Stay tuned to watch me learn, reflect and grow on my journey as I uproot my life, while staying rooted in my purpose and identity!