Using my voice to empower, uplift, and encourage others has been a private mantra of mine for years. From hosting a webinar to writing a book to my personal relationships, I choose to build others up, not tear them down. This page lists my public engagements and speaking sessions where I've been committed and dedicated at using my skills to positively impact others.
Despite achieving a life of success after surviving a childhood of trauma and adversity, a recently admitted psychiatric patient contemplates the meaning of happiness when her battle with her mental illness reaches a climax.
Double Award Winner in the Spring 2023 Bookfest Award: 3rd Place in Book Cover - Illustration & 3rd Place in Nonfiction for Self-Help & Transformation
5 Star Readers' Favorite Review
Literary Titan Book Award
2023 Page Turner Finalist
Searching for Serotonin addresses a major transformation of self and is a coming-of-age story about an overachiever persevering through hardship routed in adverse childhood experiences.
This book may resonate with you if you are like Mali Millie and the “more than 60 percent of adults [who reported having] had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), and almost 25 percent [reported having] three or more.” (Merrick, et al, 2018) ACEs included, but are not limited to experiencing abuse, violence, or neglect, substance abuse issues, witnessing a family member attempt or die by suicide, and the presence of instability due to parental separation or household members being incarcerated. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2022)
 Merrick MT, Ford DC, Ports KA, Guinn AS. Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences From the 2011-2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 23 States. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(11):1038–1044. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.2537
 Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. “Fast Facts: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences Violence Preventioninjury CenterCDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 Apr. 2022, https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/fastfact.html.
View my contributions to my respective workplaces and arena of academia. While these do not display all of my work, these are my highlighted works.
This April 2023 webinar is a special review of SAM.GOV, "a government-wide registry for vendors doing business with the Federal government,” is a well-known resource utilized in all aspects of businesses seeking to find contract opportunities while proudly practicing the art of entrepreneurship." Our special guest is Roslyn Davis, President/CEO of RoDa Business Solutions & U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Ret.)
Year 2, Round 2 of the our annual small business conference and EVERYONE (seasoned, start-up and aspiring entrepreneurs) is invited! I have had the honor of being on the planning committee for this event, so please feel free to reach out if you have questions! We have some special guests that will be presenting: Truist, US Department of Veteran Affairs, US Small Business Administration, BAE Systems, Inc, Maryland Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, A HubZone Representative & Council Member, Minority Business Development Agency, US Department of Commerce, Leidos, Inc, US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command, US Department of Transportation, SAIC and MORE! Let's be honest...the question is NOT "Will you miss this event?" It's "Can you afford to?"
This March 2023 webinar is a special review of information of what resources are present for businesses who want to take their business global. Our special guest is Michael K. Jackson Sr., International Trade Specialist of the Baltimore Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service-Maryland, U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration
This February 2023 webinar is a special review of information of what resources the SBA offers for veterans. Our special guest speaker is With special guest speaker is Caroline Henson, Business Development Specialist & Veterans Business Development Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration (Baltimore District Office)
Esteemed co-speaker of a session to fellow alumni on the power of resilience through adversity in a course titled: No Crystal Stair: Finding the Courage to Move Forward When You Want to Give Up. This presentation satisfied at least one of the Summit goals to inspire the audience embrace growth from failures and vulnerabilities whenever in life they occur.
Welcome to the webinar section for the WOMEN Initiative under the Morgan State University Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (MSU EDAC) effort. These specialized webinars will vary in topic, and we will also provide one-on-one business counseling which will be provided by the Small Business Administration Women Business Centers located in Maryland.
This December 2021 WVE webinar encompasses the basics of pricing techniques, skills and knowledge for entrepreneurial ventures. Learn the necessary tips and tools on how you should plan on pricing your services to clients with guest speaker: Tenilla Jones of Jones Lawrence Crisp & Associates, Inc: https://jlcnassociates.com.
This September 2021 W.O.M.E.N. Women Veteran Entrepreneurs (WVE) webinar features discussion from Joe Wynn (President/CEO of Veterans Enterprise Training and Services (VETS) Group) and Lonnette Bryan (President/CEO of GSA Federal Solutions) about small business concerns coming down the pipeline as well as the inspiration and the reminder to continue pushing forward despite these unprecedented times.
This is an image taken after the successful execution of the 2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Event partnered between the DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the DC Department of Forensic Sciences. I hand carved silhouette figures as well as other not just in this image. I then researched statistics surrounding the variety of images that displayed a detail about domestic violence and made the event interactive by them on these figures.