In 2009, I graduated from Alcoa High School where I was an active member of the student body. I was a member of the student council, President of Sigma Lambda Chi, and a representative for Youth Leadership Blount. I also received honors by being inducted into the National Honor Society.
I briefly attended Howard University for the 2009-2010 school year majoring in political science. During this year, I became a member of the campus chapter of the NAACP and the National Council of Negro Women. However, due to an illness in the family, I took a break from my education and returned home.
After some time, I returned to school and attended Pellissippi State Community College. I earned my associate’s degree in mass communication and satisfied the requirements for the political science, as well, in 2015. While earning my degree, I wrote for the college’s now-defunct online news outlet, PellPress.com. All four semesters at Pellissippi State I made the Dean’s List and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Upon completion of my associate’s degree, I enrolled at Maryville College in Spring 2016. At Maryville College, I majored in writing communication and minored in political science. I was a member of the staff of the Highland Echo, the campus news publication, as first a writer and then assistant editor. Also, I was a member of the Maryville College’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) and a Study Abroad Ambassador. As a member of NLA, I earned my CNP, the certificate for nonprofit professionals. I was inducted into three honor societies, awarded for my independent research project, was on the Dean’s List for all four semesters, and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Fall 2017.