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I’ve always wanted to be a Journalist. My parents have old home videos of me giving impromptu live reports from my Grandma’s garden in Palm Coast, Florida.

Who knew 15 years later I’d be a reporter in West Palm Beach? Me, apparently.

I come from a family of avid news-watchers, so the news was on from the time I woke up, to the time I went to bed.

I knew that with my relentless ability to pose questions and gift of gab, the news was the route for me.

My inquisitive nature earned me the nickname “questioner” in the classroom and “Channel 6 News” at home. (Thanks, Mom).

In 2011 I made my plans official and enrolled at Pepperdine University, where I graduated with a B.A. in both Journalism and Economics in 2015.

Pepperdine, located in Malibu, California, wasn’t too far from my home in Temecula, California.

While at Pepperdine (Ayo Waves!) I was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the track team.

After I graduated I worked as a Reporter/Anchor at KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota.

While I was there I experienced two infamous Minnesota winters, covered the Steven “Suitcase Killer” Zelich trial, as well as investigative reports on domestic violence and racial bias within the schools.

I am very happy to be in West Palm Beach. I like the weather a lot more.

So far, I have to say I am most impressed by the abundance of Haitian food. Before that, I could only get it from my mom’s kitchen.

If you see me around town please say hi, or even better- “Sak Pase!”

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