Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to be an attorney. As a minority, I knew that in order to effectuate change I had to be in a position of power to do so. My journey toward becoming an attorney began when I chose to major in Journalism at Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I decided to major in Journalism, because I knew early on that having efficient research and writing skills would be beneficial in the legal profession. I then graduated a semester early with honors as the Chief Marshal of my Fall 2015 Graduating Class.
Soon after, I attended Southern University Law Center and obtained my law degree, in May 2019, with honors. As a law student, I was a legal intern for John Deere Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.; a legal intern for Judge Fredericka Wicker at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal; and a student attorney and teaching assistant at the Southern University Law Clinic.
After graduating law school, I sat and passed the Louisiana bar on the first attempt. However, I was unable to stay and begin my legal career due to my father’s severe illness. Family means a lot to me, so it was undisputed that my decisions would be tailored around taking care of my father. And so, this is how I ended up in Florida and decided to take the Florida Bar.
The firm’s core values fit my personality, because I am big on family values and truly have a passion to serve. Being a caretaker and watching my father struggle with Parkinson’s, I certainly have a passion for advocating for those who are injured and fighting for those without a voice. What sets me apart from other attorneys is that I am personable and relatable. I have experienced the best of both worlds, so I can adapt in any situation. I know how to make people feel comfortable. Most importantly, I actually care about clients getting better; they aren’t just a number to me.
In my personal time, I love creating new memories with the people I love; my mom is my best friend. I enjoy anything that involves the water. This includes going to the beach, being on a boat, and/or dining at a restaurant with a waterfront view. I also enjoy eating and trying new restaurants. All in all, I love to live life because I learned that this life isn’t promised at all.