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Photgrapher: Kelli Joy






Allow me to introduce myself. I am a proud Chicago native, Black Culture Contributor, Friend, Mentor, and Mama to Zion. 

Every now and then, I like to reinvent myself when I get too comfortable. If we've met, you've probably seen me operate in several capacities: Event & Media Producer, Educator, College Counselor, Writer, Content Creator, Dean of Students, Senior Recruitment Manager, or Nonprofit Director.   

To say I've lived many lives would not be a stretch. I like to say I'm multi-faceted and creative enough to navigate any pathway.

Through my work, I have been blessed to be the recipient of several awards, including the 2018 WNBA Chicago Sky "Redefine Possible Leadership" Award, the 2022 Black Women's Professional League "40 Under 40, and the 2023 UNCF Chicago's "Millennial Mastermind." Aside from this recognition, my biggest career moment was sharing the stage with Reverend Jesse Jackson on the WORD Network for the Women’s History Month live broadcast. 


On a personal note, I enjoy working doing the "inner work". I am committed to growing, healing and smiling through each day. God has been too good to dwell on the bad days.  


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