I am a native of Urbana, having being educated in the USD 116 school district. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University in Psychology and School Counseling respectively. While living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, I worked with the HIV/AIDS population before becoming a school counselor in Durham, North Carolina. After relocating back to Illinois, I was a counselor at Centennial High School for a year before working as a Crisis Therapist for several years. I am currently a school counselor at Urbana High School after working as a school counselor at Eisenhower High School, Decatur, IL for the past seven years. I have always had the desire to work with and help others. It brings me great joy to see others succeed, especially academically when they once believed that they could not.