Most of my professional career I have been involved with protecting the American public from exploitation, and unfair or fraudulent treatment. Most of my personal and private endeavors involve promoting the welfare of the disadvantaged and less fortunate.
I was born and raised in New York, and always had a passion to help others. I worked as a domestic violence counselor in my last year of college, and after graduation, I was hired as the shelter’s counseling manager in a shelter in Flagler county of Florida. Subsequently, I was accepted to law school and relocated to the DC area. After graduating cum laude from Howard University School of Law, I clerked for the Honorable Ellen L. Hollander in the Court of Special Appeals of Md., and then worked at an international law firm. In 2004, I decided to work in government at the Office of Federal Enterprise Oversight, and currently work at its successor agency—the Federal Housing Finance Agency as an Associate General Counsel at the Office of General Counsel.
I worked as a board member for D.C.’s Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School for more than ten years. I connected with the school’s motto, which was “Free to Excel.” There, I served as President for five years and Treasurer for three years.
I am dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, and I also value having fun. I work out regularly—4-5 days a week. I am a member of a monthly book club, and am part of a dinner group that allows me to try out new restaurants in DC. I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally. I have traveled for work purposes all throughout the United States (Seattle, Chicago, Iowa Falls, Buffalo, Tampa, and Dallas to name a few cities). I have also traveled to various cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Hungary and Spain.
I first became interested in Iona after being invited to attend a few events by another board member. I’ve always loved and respected the population of older adults and I’m excited to be a part of Iona’s mission. I am grateful to be accepted into this community of dedicated people.