I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. I grew up in a large family and my relationships with my family and friends are of the utmost importance to me. I identify as Black, African American, and biracial. I grew up in a community that did not reflect my identity or culture, so I understand the struggle that can come with trying to establish your identity and place in a system that was not designed for you
I believe that as humans, we are relational and we thrive when we have relationships, supports, and resources that meet our needs. I have a passion for promoting racial and social justice, and helping others. In my spare time you might find me dancing, traveling, eating good food, chilling with my cats (I only have two!) and gardening.