I was born and raised in the Bahamas. My father is of Bahamian and Bajan descent and my mother is of Chinese and Jamaican descent. My childhood was centered around competitive swimming. I competed in numerous National Swimming Competitions in the Bahamas and Junior Olympics Championships in Florida and Alaska.
In 2014, I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Health Services Administration (BHSA). This degree taught me to analyze and evaluate health and economic-related issues that impact the healthcare industry and business as a whole.
Working in Health Admin helped me realized the bigger problem, influencing me to pursue a career in community development during the Summer of 2014. I worked in love income life insurance which had me frequenting homes of young families, single mothers, single fathers and retirees, managing their insurance policies.
I sat with families to discuss the inevitable. Within these conversations, we spoke about the hard facts in regards to their finances.
I noticed there was a recurring trend:
I continued working in community development for three years climbing the ranks of Resource Development at the United Way and taking the role as Development Officer, raising $1.1 million a year for local programs through workplace campaigns.
In Summer 2019, I completed a MA, Global Diplomacy from SOAS, Uni of London. With a focus on corporate social responsibility and global philanthropic strategies. I aim to increase economic and community development by working with companies to align their business strategies to be in the best interests of their stakeholders, their environment and society as a whole.