I am a University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) graduate with a degree in Environmental Studies (domestic policy concentration). I have minor degrees from UMBC in Sociology and Dance. I attended Atholton ES, Hammond MS, and am a proud Hammond Golden Bear graduate.
As Vice-Chair of the Kings Contrivance Village Board, I work on the concerns and issues directly affecting our community. In 2016 I led the board to support meaningful, affordable housing and fiscally responsible policy in Downtown Columbia. In addition, I proudly serve on the Economic Resource Allocation Committee under the Howard County Board to Promote Self Sufficiency, where I work with a dedicated team to ensure Howard County’s fair share of state and federal funding to improve economic stability and reduce poverty in the County. I also serve on the board of Howard EcoWorks, a nonprofit that organizes environmental improvement and workforce development programs for a more sustainable and environmentally healthier Howard County. After graduating from UMBC, I joined Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) as a community organizer. I worked with communities to lead consumer protection initiatives, strengthened environmental regulations, and fought to safeguard employment opportunities for the LGBTQ community. I have also worked for United Way of Central Maryland, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alice Ferguson Foundation, and the National Breast Cancer Coalition to build coalitions and partnerships. I am a vocal, progressive champion of grassroots activism and I work to inspire others to stay involved and work collaboratively to solve tough challenges as the founder of the Women’s Democratic Alliance of Howard County.