I was born in Oakland, California at Highland Hospital. I am the fourth of my mother's eight children. I grew up in the foster care system and I've lived in more than 10 placements, mostly here in Oakland. I attended Oakland public schools up until I started high school at Berkeley High. After receiving my GED, I enrolled in community college. I attended Merritt college and studied in the African- American studies department. I was gifted with the opportunity to study abroad in Central America. I am interested in serving my community and uplifting the youth.