What makes you a Difference Maker?
Equal rights is a passion of mine. African American students make up a little less than 10 percent of the university's population. There should be more faculty and staff members all over campus that look like us. Not just in the Arts, but in the STEM field as well. There should be a safe space for our students as well. I have fought along with my fellow E-Board members of Black Student Union to achieve such changes on campus which is why I am a Difference Maker.
Tell us about your leadership experience.
I am the activism chair for Black Student Union, a member of the Minority Association of Premedical Students (M.A.P.S), a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Along with my activities on campus, I am a debate coach at my alma mater, Divine Child High School. I was a quarter finalist at the National Speech and Debate tournament in Mississippi in 2018, and was invited back in 2019 to assist in coaching alongside Serge Danielson-Francois and Erich Heiden. It’s a pleasure to help shape great communication and debate skills amongst the youth.
What is your dream career or goal?
My dream career is to become a Physician Assistant. I currently hold two medical certificates as an EKG technician and a Medical Assistant. I plan on specializing in OB/GYN to help decrease the African American maternal and infant death rate.
What is your most defining moment?
My most defining moment on campus would be coming together with my fellow E-board members of Black Student Union to push for change. 2020 was a year of change on campus for the Black community, and I was thankful to be apart of it.