Who I Am
Born in New Orleans on Mardi Gras, a party brought me into this world...

When I was a toddler, my family and I moved to Memphis, TN. I grew up there heavily supported by my extended family and a great education provided by the determined sacrifices of my mother. I attended Woodland Presbyterian School and then Hutchison School. My summers were spent swimming in the murky water of Pickwick Lake and playing in the sweltering Arkansas heat at summer camp. During my freshman year of high school, my family spent the year living in Arcata, CA, a small town in the far north of California's coastline. We later returned to Memphis, and I graduated from Hutchison in 2011. 

In 2011 I began my undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Originally, I was a marketing major, but after participating in student service and activism, I changed my major to political science. At the same time, I started exploring topics in gender theory and pursued a minor in women's studies. My years were marked by my lasting efforts in student life. I left Knoxville in 2015 and remotely completed my education in 2016. 
  What was I up to in 2016? A lot!
  • January - I began the year working at Nashville OB, a women's reproducive clinic in Nashville, TN
  • February - I moved to Memphis, TN to help raise two beautiful little girls as their father recovered from a heart transplant
  • February through July - I interned with a merchandise startup known as TradeCie and helped prepare for the launch of their iconic Lee Greenwood Collection 
  • February through July - I started professionally offering my creative services to select clients
  • July - I moved to State College, Pennsylvania to organize with Hillary For America
  • July through November - I had the time of my life campaigning and building a strong team of volunteers and interns. I also met some cool people: Chelsea Clinton, Josh Gad, Gloria Steinem, Matt McGorry, (almost if not for the flu) Tim Kaine
  • December - I travelled, with the help of sponsors, to New Orleans to volunteer for Foster Campbell's Louisiana senate campaign
  • Oh, and I made that "She's Electric" canvas
“‘Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.’”
- Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn