I earned an English degree from Dillard University. I also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School. I won the Howard Thurman Award (from Dillard University). I also won the Jameson Jones Award (from Duke University Divinity School). I was a Fund for Theological Education Fellow.

I worked for the Breakthough Collaborative in Miami for three summers. I taught English. I also taught the Harlem Renaissance. I headed the Social Studies Department. My interest in education as inspired by my English degree continues. I love attending literati events. (My currently listed writing work may receive editorial insight.)