Host Site: Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies
Where did you go to school? North Carolina A&T State University
What are your personal and professional interests?
A personal goal for me would be doing something sustainable and positive for my community and my family. I believe I have spent a lot of time taking and my goal is to give something back. Professionally I would like to be in a space where I can use my creativeness to cause positive impact in others lives.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
If I could have any superpower it would be Telekinesis, kind of like Jean Gray from the X-Men
Story of Service
My VISTA service did not necessarily begin in the traditional way. I was not a recent college grad and it was not my second year of service. I had just come out of a major change and was at a crossroad in my life. I knew I wanted to give back and I knew the previous career path that I had chosen would never give me that feeling. I feel like life can take a person on many journeys, while on those journeys I have always received from others in some way, shape, or form. My goal now is to give something to others, I am definitely still on a journey of my own but now giving back is part of that. I like to think of myself as a visual storyteller, however I no longer want to just entertain people via storytelling. At my host site I am able to use video production, photography, and social media marketing to promote the accessibility of our many programs to individuals in underrepresented communities. My goal is to continue using visual arts to inspire, to motivate, and to impact viewers in a way that changes their journey to a more purposeful and intentional path. My path has in no way been a straight one so I hope any bump in the road I have encountered can be used to direct and educate someone else. I believe I am impacting poverty by providing the information to my viewers that gives them the opportunity to improve their lives. My work has resulted in new enrollment which could lead to graduation, and that changes lives. I serve because I want to give back to the community and use my passion for storytelling in the process.