Biographical Sketch

a look over the years

At a very young age, I have had many passions, but I found my greatest interest by doing the thing every kid is forced to do-- go to school. When I was younger, my method of studying for exams was to come home, reteach myself the material, create tests on Microsoft Word 2003, print a million copies, and distribute it to my "students." Not taking this tactic seriously, I decided to pursue my "dreams" of becoming an engineer. After graduating from Lake Marion High School & Technology Center (Santee, SC), I enrolled in Clemson University's Computer Information Systems Program in the Fall of 2013. It wasn't until the end of my first semester during my final exam that I realized that although I love technology, I did not want to be the one "making" it. Not knowing exactly what it is I wanted to do, I switched my major to Sociology (Community Studies emphasis) and declared a minor in Education. It all made sense from that moment. Being a black male in America who is passionate about community, non-profits, and education is where my professional identity would lie. Growing up in rural South Carolina and transitioning to a top 25 public university exposed me to a world I did not know existed. I decided I wanted to do something about the injustices and inequities in my community, state, and nation. I realized my greatest impact would be in the classroom and in the community.


Lake Marion High School & Technology Center | High School Diploma | 2013

Clemson University | B.S. of Sociology | 2017

Johns Hopkins University | M.S. of Education | 2019

Professional Experience

Corps Member- Teach for America

Student Intern- Urban League of the Upstate

Peer Success Leader- Clemson University Academic Success Center

Residential Learning Undergraduate Intern- Clemson University Housing Department

Counselor- Tri-County Technical College Upward Bound

Camp Counselor - Clemson Career Workshop

Honors and Awards

Bill Gates Millennium Scholar

Clemson University President's List

Clemson University Dean's List

South Carolina Life Scholar

Extracurricular Activities and Volunteerism

Innovative Minority Programming and Activities for Campus Togetherness

Clemson University Student Affairs Undergraduate Fellow

FIRST Generation Success Program

New Student & Family Programs Welcome Leader

Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government: Council of Diversity of Affairs

CONNECTIONS Peer Mentoring Program


Leadership | Creative Writing | Blogging | Public Speaking | Business Writing | Group Facilitation | Presentation Development | Data Analysis | Research | Program Development | Problem-Solving | Event Management | Critical Thinking |


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