Hometown: Chicago, IL
School: University of Missouri-Columbia
Year: Class of 2021
I aspire to be a commercial pilot, as well as an entrepreneur. With my passion to fly I hope to open many doors and establish a flight facility to continue to support my community in the ways Tuskegee Next has helped me.
Hobbies & Interests:
In addition to my passions of traveling and aviation. I love to play family games, basketball and explore the roots of different genres of music. My strong fascination with history and cultural advancements allow me to become a better mentor as I continue to uplift under privileged youth.
Organizations/Clubs you belong to:
Leadership Board of Mizzou Black Women Initiative; Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc; Lipstick Saints Ambassador; Vasey Scholar
Why are you passionate about aviation?
As a young girl I have always been fascinated with planes. I love the science behind the concepts of flight. Bessie Coleman has always been a role model to me. I admired her drive to follow her passion and defy all the social conflicts that went against her. My passion for aviation grows as my pursuit, and comfort of making history rises.
What is your future aspiration?
In the future I hope to establish a flight school. I would love to introduce more minorities to the field of aviation. Through my passion for aviation, I aspire to manage my own aircraft business. Aviation is not a well-known career in the African American community. Therefore, owning my own practice in this field, I hope to aspire other minorities to join me in this journey.
Why did you choose to apply to Tuskegee NEXT?
My senior year of high school I was graced with the opportunity of gaining Tammara Holmes as a mentor. Throughout the year I learned more about the Tuskegee Airmen and the Tuskegee NEXT program. I knew that this program would be an opportunity of a lifetime. The NEXT program encourages my passion, dedication, and hard work to achieve my goal of becoming a commercial pilot.