I grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology in 1988. Yes, that was a long time ago. I have experience working with children who have been physically, emotionally, and psychologically abused by adults. I had also worked with children in various daycare centers as an infant/toddler teacher in 2003. From 1990 to 1997, I worked in residential settings. I’ve always worked in the caring profession.