Moms4Housing Co-Founder & Member
Oakland is my home. My family has been in Oakland since migrating from the rural south in the 1950s. I attended Castlemont High School before co-founding and graduating from the School of Social Justice & Community Development. I earned a B.A. in Sociology from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. I moved back to Oakland on April 3rd, 2019. I saw how the housing crisis had impacted my community. I became homeless while working full-time. Together with several other black mothers, I co-founded Moms4Housing to bring attention to the shocking number of homeless families in Oakland while hundreds of corporate-owned homes lay empty. We started a movement to claim those homes for the community. I am currently taking my prerequisites for medical school at Berkeley City College. I serve as the Commissioner for the Rent Board in the city of Berkeley; while organizing with Moms 4 Housing through our advocacy, service, and policy to make housing a human right.