I am a Los Angeles native and attended Crossroads Highschool in Santa Monica. Upon graduating, I was awarded a scholarship to play basketball at the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. Most recently, I was awarded a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Business Innovation in 2016 from the University of West Los Angeles (UWLA).
Today, as the Senior Vice President and the Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing at UWLA, I oversee the day-to-day operations of both the School of Business and School of Law.
UWLA is first and foremost a family. With a goal to provide a premier educational experience UWLA prides itself with the ability to enable our broadly diverse community of students to obtain the professional skills and knowledge necessary to pursue and achieve their goals and dreams. Thus, a biproduct of my role is to ensure the creation of a family rich environment that builds equity within our community. I couldn’t be more proud to continue to enrich the UWLA community. Outside of UWLA I enjoy giving back to my community; I currently act as a mentor for the Achievers Program in Los Angeles, where I assist young high school seniors with their college applications and train them to meet their life goals. As a spinal cord injury survivor, I also make it a priority to mentor other individuals who have suffered from spinal cord injuries throughout Los Angeles County by instilling hope and perseverance in them during their recovery. I have presented a TEDx talk about overcoming tragedy and making the right, conscious decision to continue to persevere no matter the odds. Most recently, I was named a Board Member at Imagine LA where we continue to aid in the fight against homelessness.
When VICA asked a few additional questions, these responses were shared:
Tell us about your belief in VICA, how has VICA been most valuable for you?
VICA holds a great importance to business and educational organizations, the ability to create a connection that furthers success for all those involved. VICA has opened an opportunity for UWLA to have a voice in local advocacy and legislation as well as a foothold in navigating how to develop better diversity and inclusion within the association.
If you were to share an experience about VICA, what would that be?
VICA has an outstanding inclusivity within their community. It has been a pleasure to network with no challenge of getting to know other professionals within the association.
What do you believe to be the greatest accomplishment VICA has achieved?
UWLA finds great accomplishment in VICA’s work to advocate and support businesses within their association through the works of their legislative tracking and efforts.
What was your organizations and/or your greatest accomplishment in 2020?
UWLA finds great accomplishment in the ability to adapt to unforeseen global impacts, continue their pursuit to providing excellent education successfully, as well as grow their newly established School of Business by developing relationship with various organizations and institutions.
Can you share what VICA has meant for you and your business during COVID?
VICA has allowed UWLA to stay connected with the community and understand the struggles presented by COVID everyone is finding together.