Being the first in my family to go to college, I am a proud first-generation student of life (1st gener). I attended the University of Michigan and majored in Psychology and African American Studies. Then I did what every good 1st gener does….I went to law school. I earned my JD from
Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
While I loved the study of law, however, the practice of it left me flat.
So, when I interviewed with a law firm and then for a University, I accepted
the position as Diversity Coordinator and never looked back.
For almost 10 years, I served as a Director of Multicultural Affairs at various institutions
around the country including
The George Washington University,
The University of Georgia, and
Agnes Scott College.
I loved my time in student affairs and learned the value of
practicing rigorous, intentional inclusivity
in everything I do.
As a director, I was often asked to “guest lecture” in classrooms on various topics related to race and difference. I found these opportunities quite fulfilling and decided to pursue a PhD so that I could become a professor. With the support of my family, I earned my Ph.D. from Emory University in 2018.
I started my career as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Utah State University from 2018 to 2021. They were very good to me there, but then Morehouse College called my name and
I came running back to Atlanta!
Now, I am a very happy MiChicana at Morehouse College
where I get to be part of the journey of brilliant Morehouse Men!