A native of the Triad area, Greensboro, North Carolina is where I call home. After graduating from high school, I traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana for my college education. I graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a B.S. in Psychology. After working two years in Corporate America, I returned to academia to receive my Master of Education degree in Community Agency Counseling and School Counseling at Auburn University in Alabama.
With a desire to return to North Carolina, I moved to Stanley County as a school counselor. Soon after, I was presented with an opportunity to join the Duke University family for the first time. I accepted a position with the Duke Talent Identification Program, also known as Duke TIP. Through this position, I was responsible for traveling to Duke TIP’s sixteen regions and working with high-achieving, minority students. I assisted these students and families with the college access process and helped them gain admission into highly competitive colleges and universities. It was during my time at Duke TIP that my passion for college access grew. Unfortunately, after three great years, my particular program ended, and I returned to counseling in the Chapel-Hill Carrboro City school district. There I continued to further develop my knowledge and skills within the realm of college access until I was offered the opportunity to rejoin Duke as a financial support counselor. I am excited to return to the Duke family and to continue making college a possibility for all students and families.