Hometown: Chicago, IL
School: Middle Tennessee State University
Aside from becoming a pilot, I would also like to be a businesswoman so that I can start a nonprofit organization that gives scholarships to people over 13 years old, reducing their costs of flying. God has given me many opportunities, and similar to the Tuskegee Airmen, it is my job to hold the door open for others.
Hobbies & Interests:
I enjoy playing tennis and violin and networking with other professionals in and out of the aviation industry. In my free time, I like to think of creative ways to enhance my professional social media platform to attract other aviation professionals. Aside from that, I love volunteering so that I can give back to the community. Volunteering reminds me to stay humble, knowing that I was once without basic needs.
Legacy Park Tennis Club, Women In Technology, Aviation Career Enrichment, Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): Cobb Youth, Turner Chapel AME Church Young People Division, Turner Chapel Volunteer Staff
Why are you passionate about aviation?
Aviation allows me to push myself past limits I set for myself. There's always something new to learn and a new challenge ahead. God has shown me that I was meant to do great things, despite how others might underestimate my abilities. When I doubted myself, faith and determination in aviation kept me strong. Therefore, I give it my all.
What is your future aspiration?
After graduating from college, I aspire to be a part of Delta's propel program and work for a regional airline. After serving in a regional airline, I hope to be one of the few African-American female captains flying a B777.
Why did you choose to apply to Tuskegee NEXT?
Tuskegee NEXT is the only aviation academy that I have attended that is designed to bring awareness to the black excellence displayed by the Tuskegee Airmen.
For years, I've studied their legacy, and knowing that they proved all of their doubters wrong when every odd was against them motivates me. This program allows me to honor and protect their rich history.