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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

Daughter Dialogues

Host, Daughter Dialogues podcast


Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region

Member, Board of Directors

National Association of Women Business Owners

Circle Member

Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Spelman College

Bachelor of Mathematics


Encyde Corporation provides business analysis, systems engineering, independent testing, and post implementation solutions for some of the world’s largest systems.

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Dialogues of women with African American lineage who descend from American Indian, black, and white men and women that contributed to the American Revolution. 



In my

spare time

Over the course of my professional career but mostly as part of my personal pursuits, I have traveled to nearly 50 countries spanning all seven 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:


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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.

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