AT MY CORE MY PHILOSOPHIES RELY ON MY IDENTITY
BLACK-FATHER-FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE GRADUATE-MINORITY IN STEM-SEXUALITY-EQUALITY-INCLUSION-EQUITY-A DREAMER
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. -James Baldwin
Emmitt Till ● Scottsboro Boys ● Charleston 9 ● Randy Evans ● Tamir Rice ● Jonathan Ferrel ● Renisha McBride ● Phailando Castile ● Yvonne Smallwood ● Claude Reese ● Corey Jones ● Stephone Clark ● Sean Bell ● Amaud Arbery ● Alton Sterling ● Jorda Davis ● Oscar Grant ● Sandra Bland ● Walter Scott ● Keith Scott ● Amadou Diallo ● Bothem Jean ● Atatiana Jefferson ● John Crawford ● Aiyana Jones ● Mike Brown ● Trayvon Martin ● Clifford Garner ● George Floyd ● Breonna Taylor
We deserve JUSTICE! We deserve OPPORTUNITY! We deserve NOT only EQUALITY but EQUITY!
Mentoring and teaching in any and every form are essential components to success. Mentoring is an art of learning in the moment, teaching from the past, and using those experiences to influence for years to come. Choosing a mentor is a crucial component of your success. Find a mentor who believes in your vision for yourself not their vision for you, find a mentor who holds you accountable, find a mentor who drives you to be the best version of yourself, and lastly, find a mentor who is conscious and aware that your life extends beyond your accolades and career path but motivates you to be an overall better human being.
“You can't be what you can't see.” Marian Edelman
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai
Service is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to each other, and I aspire to serve ALL communities. Through service, I aspire to promote diversity and opportunity but most importantly, change. I hope to initiate change that extends far beyond the STEM community but throughout all disciplines, for all ages, and for all people. I extend my hand to you!