When I was 9 months old, I went to live in Accra, the capital of Ghana, a beautiful country with the friendliest people and the best food! Ghana is nestled on the coast of West Africa, where my family is from. I stayed there until I was 4 years old and ready to start Kindergarten.
Once I came back to the United States, I grew up in various cities in Northern Virginia. Growing up I was influenced most by my mother, who worked extremely hard as an RN to provide for me and my older twin brothers. One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in life (not necessarily my childhood) is that life happens FOR you and not TO you – things always have a way of working out exactly how they are supposed to, even if you can’t see it in the moment.
I went to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. I received a full-ride athletic scholarship to run track for JMU, and joined my lifelong Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, which was founded in 1908 as the first Black Greek-letter Organization. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is an organization dedicated to sisterhood, scholarship, and service to all mankind.