I believe that everyone has a divine calling on his or her life. Growing up, I fell in love with teaching and learning. As a child, I would set my teddy bears up with my little brother and teach them all about life. As I grew older, my love of teaching and learning went into baking and pastry. I became a certified chef at the age of 15 through the Career and Technology Education (CTE) program at my high school. This program was the spark that led me to get involved in education and pursue it as a career. As the years went on, I was able to cultivate my love for service and advocacy through the field of education.
At the age of 18, I competed for Miss South Carolina running on a platform centered around education and helping students find their purpose and passion in life. With the help of my sponsors, family, friends and loved ones, I was able to serve over 20 different communities and give over 400 hours in volunteer service to youth all over South Carolina. Here is my vision plain and simple, I want to help ALL students find their purpose and passion in life and pursue it at a young age. This may sound like a lofty goal but I have faith that this is Gods will for my life.
This year alone, I was able to narrow my career focus and work with education management organizations such as Teach For America, Learn Together Live Together, Americorps: Jumpstart, Save The Children Action Network, American Youth Policy Forum, B A Rudolph Foundation and others. Through my tireless advocacy efforts with these similar organizations, I have been able to find my passion, work to effect change in not only my state of South Carolina but serval states around the country such as Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York City.
Join me in my journey of changing the systematic issues in our society starting in the classroom.