I was born in Chicago, Illinois. When I was in high school, I held internships at various Atlanta-based law firms during the summer, jobs that had a long-lasting effect on my career.
Choosing to stay local for my undergraduate degree, I enrolled at Emory University in downtown Atlanta. During my time at Emory University, I mentored inner-city youth at underfunded middle schools in metro Atlanta and worked on behalf of veterans at the VA hospital in their clinical research sector. My community involvement earned the Who’s Who Among Student in American Universities award and the National Collegiate Minority Leadership award. I graduated from Emory with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2003.
I attended school at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. I was an active member of the Environmental Law Society and treasurer of the Animal Rights Law Society. I also earned two Book Awards in recognition of earning the highest grade in my workers’ compensation and business organization classes.
I have handled employment claims, appeals, personal injury litigation, and contract disputes. I am a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar Association. I enjoy running with my dog, Rahki, in local parks around Orlando. I also enjoy playing basketball and cheering for the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks.