Although I was raised in poverty, my parents made incredible sacrifices to expose me to off-Broadway plays and road trips. This exposure, combined with my participation in a program that bussed low-income students to nearby affluent schools, allowed me to witness firsthand, the striking differences in the access and opportunities available to people of color, particularly those from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Watching my parents work multiple jobs just to make ends meet, I developed a profound understanding of the power we each possess to shape our lives beyond our current circumstances. This eye-opening experience ignited a passion within me to ensure that every person, regardless of their background or experiences, has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Throughout my professional journey, I've held diverse roles in international affairs. These include serving as the Director of International Projects at Daytona State College, Liaison Officer for the Department of Defense at United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and dedicating almost a decade as an Advisor to the President of the Dominican Republic. I also obtained a Juris Doctorate, a master's degree in Strategic Planning and Quality Control, and a master's certificate as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. However, after many years of self-discovery and reflection, my purpose became clear - to utilize my skills and expertise to solve problems, ignite creativity, and empower individuals. I live passionately and purposefully, and my mission is to help you do the same.
Development Culture/Dev Culture, Inc. is more than just an organization—it's a movement that places value on people. We provide empowering programs and tools that help individuals focus on what truly matters and why it matters. Through our work, we aim to redirect attention to the importance of living a life of balance, growth and purpose.
Together, let us redefine success, prioritize what truly matters, and create a world where everyone can thrive.