Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. I am the youngest child of four and probably the most out of the box one.  Although I love Chicago, at a very young age, I wanted to see what life was like outside of the Windy City. I manage to leave Chicago whenever the opportunity presented itself. I backpacked across Europe when I was 16, went to Mississippi for undergrad and graduate school even though I had no family or friends there and now I am living in New Orleans. Even though I am not there anymore, it will forever be home for me.

What was college like for you?

College was amazing! Although I spent a lot of my time studying or doing homework, I was a member of MADDRAMA Performance Troupe which is a theater club on Jackson State University’s campus that travels throughout the south to perform plays, skits, poetry and dance to heighten the awareness of theater as a cultural art form in the community. Most of my fondest memories revolve around this club and its members. I even met my husband through MADDRAMA, and the rest is history.

What are some fun facts about you that people may not know?

I am a horror movie fanatic. I love them! I can watch any scary movie that was made from early 1900s to now. I can give you the history of horror in films as well as explain how it has changed throughout the decades. My love for the genre runs so deep that I keep a running list of top scary movies to see, and I give them my own rating.

What do you do for fun outside the office?

I love spending time with my husband, son and in laws.  My husband has a big family so there is always something to do or someone to keep you company.

Education

Jackson State University, Bachelor of Business Administration

Jackson State University, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA)