Standing Up for Cumberland County
My North Carolina roots go back to Ahoskie in Hertford County. I was delighted when my career led me to Fayetteville State. Raised by a police officer and a federal agent, the importance of service was instilled in me from a young age. Even before I knew what social workers did, I knew that I wanted to dedicate my life to helping those who struggle.
As a school social worker, I saw the difference that one person can make in the lives of children and their families. I also saw first-hand that everyone needs safe communities with opportunities to learn, build businesses, and thrive. To better advocate for families and neglected communities, I earned my PhD in Social Work from Morgan State and now teach the next generation of social workers.
I'm running for the State House because too many families and communities in Cumberland County have been left behind for too long.
We need to expand Medicaid to provide quality health care to 500,000 North Carolinians. We need to fight hunger and homelessness, particularly for our youngest residents. We must make sure that all children in Cumberland County have access to opportunities to achieve their God-given potential. It is urgent that we get clean water and local, clean energy supplies for our county. And I will fight everyday for everyone's civil and reproductive rights.
Last, but certainly not least, I'm a football and public school mom with two adorable and rambunctious rescue dogs.