I had the pleasure very early in my career to serve as a teacher for 7th and 8th grade science. That experience taught me a lot about myself and uncovered a passion to work with students. While a lot of my career has been spent working in non-profits, I have taken multiple opportunities to work with students. I have worked at 2 colleges/universities, one in Georgia and one in Florida. Within most of the non-profits I have worked, I established volunteer programs that utilized students due to their passion to help and be of service.
I grew up in Florida, performed very well throughout K-12 and received a full academic scholarship to Bethune-Cookman College, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Later, I went on to earn a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida.
I love figuring out what type a learner a student is - audio, visual and/or hands-on - and using their strengths in learning to help them perform better in a particular subject. Everyone learns differently and sometimes just by figuring out the best way to learn, it can greatly improve academic outcomes.
I love tutoring and teaching in the sciences, writing and public speaking as those represent my personal and professional passions!
Outside of academia, I own a business that focuses on spiritual, mental, physical and financial health. I get to work with different groups of people to provide services and products and/or partner on business ventures. I have two wonderful children in the public school system who perform well in school and extracurricular activities.
Bethune-Cookman University - Bachelors, Biology
University of South Florida-Main Campus - Masters, Health Services Management