I was born March 11, 1973 in Barbados, West Indies. During the early stages of my pregnancy I migrated to USA in the winter (March) of 1994 and in October give birth to a beautiful baby girl, Rakeema Elliott. After my daughter’s father residing in Barbados decided that he was no longer man enough to support his daughter I was forced to join the welfare line. I decided school was the only option to improve my life. I attended Jon Louis Beauty School gained cosmetology license only to realize that my heart was not into hair. After some intensive thinking I enrolled Business Administrative program Drake Business School in 1999. Graduated Valedictorian my first career journey as a Financial Aid Advisor. My urge to work more directly with the students pushed me to accept the position as an Admission Representative. This field allowed me to plan people’s career. I was now changing lives by presenting the importance of education and using my life as a testimony.Metropolitan College of New York is where I acquired my BA degree in Business Management. I got married to my dream husband in 2002. After the wedding vows came the mental and physical abuse. I grew up as a child seeing my mom being abuse constantly by my dad.16yrs my mom lived in an abusive relationship and eventually she said the words, “I had enough. Never dream that I would walk the same path. I suffered years of brutal mental and physical abuse during my marriage, but the final straw was finding a peephole into my 13-year-old child’s bedroom.