Growing up on the outskirts of Albuquerque's International District, I've always investigated the details and mechanics of complex built and social ecosystems – which makes sense, given that my dad is a contractor from South Carolina, my mom a generational New Mexican and a social justice and education advocate.
Whether it was the bare bones of a newly framed home, complicated dynamics at the neighborhood association meetings in the elementary school cafeteria, or even the latest chisme from extended family, I watched and listened to it all to soak up as much as I could. My childhood was full of discovery, compassion, service, and dedication to fixing injustices close to home.
It is really no wonder that today, I've dedicated my life to
- Eliminating barriers to full, fair participation in society – especially for those least served and most marginalized by its structures;
- (re)Building systems to stand the test of time... and that work properly;
- Demonstrating integrity through a lifetime of dedication to taking action;
- Solving big problems with big solutions.