Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
My dad died in a car accident when I was 12 years old, leaving my mom to raise my brother and I as a widow, a single parent. We were fortunate to have the support of my grandmother and other relatives. My mom also informed my brother and I of the importance of education, specifically college; that an education was something that no one can ever take away from you. For us, it was not a matter of if we were going to college, but rather which college we were going to attend.