Age: 20
Hometown: St. Croix, USVI
School: University of the Virgin Islands
Year: Junior

Career Aspirations:
Commercial Airline Pilot, Aerospace Engineer, Entrepreneur

Hobbies & Interests:
Aviation, Repairing Electronic Devices, Reading (finances, wealth)

Virgin Islands Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (VICTAI), Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), Golden Key International Honor Society, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

Why are you passionate about aviation?
The aviation industry is amazing! I am passionate about aviation because when I think about aviation, especially flying, I think about escaping from the world around me.

When I took my first discovery flight, I discovered that becoming a pilot is what I am meant to do. I've loved aviation ever since.

What is your future aspiration?
My future aspirations are to complete my degree programs and pursue an Airframe and Powerplant Technician certification and all pilot certifications and ratings required to become an airline pilot.

One dream I have is to start a small airline or flight school to service my hometown’s needs and create a pathway for those that believe aviation careers are out of their reach.

Why did you choose to apply to Tuskegee NEXT?
I chose the Tuskegee NEXT program because of its strong focus and intensity towards the cadet’s success. I feel that Tuskegee NEXT is the perfect opportunity to jump-start my career as a professional pilot.

Most of all, I chose Tuskegee NEXT because of the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and all that Tuskegee Next does to keep that legacy alive.