Encyde Corporation, President and Owner
Ranked top 4% of women-owned businesses nationwide
Daughters of the American Revolution
Past Organizing Secretary, Maryland State Society
Maryland's first African American state officer
Direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson's grandfather
Harvard University, Non-Resident Fellow
W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University under Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS
Host, Daughter Dialogues podcast
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region
Member, Board of Directors
Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Mathematics
Over the course of my professional career but mostly as part of my personal pursuits, I have traveled to over 45 countries and six continents which includes Antarctica . I have also lived in Brazil and speak Portuguese. To relax, I enjoy skiing, kayaking, RVing, yoga, practicing Krav Maga, exploring less traveled paths, and occasionally creating artwork. I have a boating license and you often find me on the water taking friends and family out for a cruise on the rivers off of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River or away on my annual sailing trip in Greece.
My philanthropic efforts are directed toward supporting these organizations:
LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region provides hands-on education and job training to underserved youth and adults in the Washington, DC area using urban, maritime, and natural resources as “living classrooms” with a philosophy that students placed in small classes in challenging settings, respond to real-world applications of academics and the “work world” far more readily than they do in a traditional classroom.
PEN/Faulkner promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement.