I Broke the "Glass Ceiling" to Achieve My Goals
When I was a little girl, my mother's dream for me was to help people through whatever I did in life. Although I had little else and grew up in poverty; I had a strong will to push my life forward, a hunger to learn and most importantly: hope for the future. My parents did the best they could, but my father only made it through 7th grade before he dropped out, never having learned to read even as an adult, and my mother had a high school education. Through their struggles: I learned the importance of education.
I was completely on my own by the age of 20 after both of my parents passed away, and it was no easy task to get myself through college and to financial independence without any guidance or support. To get through school, I caught the bus. I worked multiple jobs. I did what I had to do to not only survive, but to succeed. I graduated with a Bachelor's and Masters degree from St. Mary's University, both times with honors.
I am a first generation college student. A first generation home owner. A self employed, small business owner for the past 10 ½ years in Real Estate - proudly helping others achieve their dreams of homeownership.
I Am Not a Political Insider
My experience being self employed for a decade and building a small business versus building a political career has taught me to think outside of the box for creative solutions and not just think in terms of what people tell me to do. I’m proud to say that my career in real estate has been built on a strong ethical duty to my clients, because I was not afraid to go beyond the status quo to ensure I delivered the best representation possible. I don't think in terms of what "can't be done" - I find ways to make it happen.
My life experiences have taught me many things, but some of the most valuable lessons include about how to treat people with respect by being honest and dignity regardless of life circumstances.
The skills I've learned, the tragedies I've endured and the positive growth I've created in my life and the lives of others, make me the right candidate to advocate for District 5.