I was raised in Mays Landing, NJ. We didn’t have much, but my parents instilled in me the understanding that we must give of ourselves for the betterment of our community. It was through them that I learned how to solve problems.
I moved in with my grandparents in Auburn Gresham. I watched my grandmother work tirelessly to reinvigorate our block and open a food bank in Englewood. Every break from school, I helped her to bag and distribute food to our neighbors. When I look back, I realize that she was the first true organizer I ever met.