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Resume & Volunteering

  • Proud Lifelong Democrat

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin

  • Juris of Doctorate, Texas Southern University, Houston Texas 

  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office Externship

  • LBJ Women’s Campaign School, University of Texas, Inaugural Class 

  • Black Campaign School

  • Certified Mediator

  • Austin Bar Association’s Leadership Academy,2015

  • Private Practice (Austin 2016- present, Houston 1998-2005 and 2008-2010)

  • Office of the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division

    • Assistant Attorney General V- General Counsel Division- State/Federal Relations (2010-2016)

    • Assistant Attorney General IV- 2005-2008

  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Volunteer (2019-present)

  • Texas Bar Member (1998-present)

  • Austin Bar Member (2010-present)

    • History and Traditions Committee (2020-present)

    • Austin Bar Leadership Academy (2015)

  • Spring Charity Fashion Show, Organizer (2015)

  • Summer Speaker African American Youth Harvest Foundation (2021)

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 

  • Travis County Women Lawyer’s Association

  • Austin Black Lawyers Association, member (2017-present)

  • Mentor, Jamii Mentoring Program, Park Crest Middle School (2019-2020)

  • Member of the Campus Academic Advisory Council Kelly Lane Middle School (2019-present)

  • Harmony School of Excellence, 2nd Vice President/member, PTO Board (2012-2014) 

  • Murchison Elementary, PTO Member

  • Houston Bar Association (1998-2010)

  • Adopt A School Committee Chair/Member

  • Started a free legal clinic at a local community center in Houston, Texas (1998)

  • Austin Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Member  

  • Election Judge and Worker, Travis County

  • Voter Deputy Registrar

  • Ladies Steering Committee, East Side COC 

  • Volunteer Legal Speaker at different community events

Biography

    I grew up in a two-parent family with extraordinary parents. My dad was a visionary – army captain, college professor, business owner, minister– and much wiser than his years. My paternal grandparents were sharecroppers and often traveled with their 11 children, pulling them out of school to help pick cotton. They taught each child the value of faith and hard work. I’m so thankful that my dad passed those values to me. My mom was also a business owner and the ultimate supporter who encouraged my sisters and me. Childhood summers were spent in Ozark, Arkansas, with our maternal grandparents who showed us so much love for which I’m eternally grateful.  I grew up with parents who proudly served their community, therefore there was no doubt in my mind that I would also serve humankind. 

 

    My interest in law was sparked when a high school classmate of mine received a life prison sentence. Such a harsh sentence made me start contemplating the real meaning of ‘justice’, and how things had gone so wrong. It’s been over twenty years now since God planted the desire in my heart to serve others by becoming a judge. My 23 years of experience as an attorney have led me to this moment, and I’m grateful for each attorney from whom I’ve learned and each client who has trusted me with their litigation. I understand the challenges of everyday life and the issues people face which land them in court, and I will bring that understanding and my expertise in the law to run a fair and efficient courtroom. 

 

    I am excited to run for Judge of the 261st District Court where I can continue to build on the wonderful established legacy of the Court and do everything in my power to serve this community. I hope to see you on the campaign trail. I want to hear from you and really listen to your ideas and thoughts on how Travis County courts can continue to promote diversity and put people first.

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