I was born Florence SC. My family moved around SC until settling back in Florence where I attended my grade schooling until I left for my adventures to begin. I traveled around, got my bearings and went to college.
My original degree I received is in Interior Design. This was not a good idea, like a square peg. So I took some time off, worked in restaurants and traveled Europe. This was a GREAT idea, really changed my life for the better. Traveling with friends and meeting people while engrossing myself in culture and food was priceless. When I decided to grow up, I received my undergrad BS with a minor in chemistry at NCCU. After graduation, I worked as a lab manager for Dr. Catherine Silver Key in her NCCU developmental Genetics lab. It was an incredible learning experience that prompted me to continue my education. My contract ended after 3 years where I entered grad school. I remained in Dr. Key's lab and received my MS in 2013. As my experience was solely at the molecular level focusing on environmental impacts, I ventured out and went to work for Dr. Jodie Fleming as her lab manager researching breast cancer. Now we will see what the future holds.