I was raised in Virigina - which is where I first became interested in American history and politics. My hometown was home to a host of battles during the Civil War - and many markers of the past are memorialized in the city. I attended Spelman College with hopes of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney or a Political Pundit.  Thankfully Dr. Cynthia Neal Spence, the UNCF-Mays Undergraduate Research Program and the Leadership Alliance steered me down the academic path! 


When I am not thinking of American politics (or I always do!), I enjoy bowling, biking, watching House Hunters and reading young adult fiction novels & cookbooks!