Gardening with my grandmother and hunting with my grandfather taught me the importance of fresh food and family sustainability. Growing up in private school on scholarship and on food stamps led me to scale three food ventures and working with my family members to gain from their expertise. My mother encouraged me to explore science and technology at an early age, when too few women are pushed to do so. This early exploration helped me in all of my entrepreneurial endeavors, as I developed a curious eye and a resilient mindset.
My family and history helped me become the woman and innovator I am. Part of my journey included working at Google, as an entrepreneur-in-residence. This Black History Month Google featured Black innovators across industries. Take a look at some great stories here.