I am pursuing a degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance. I hope to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and secure a position at one of the Big Four accounting firms. Additionally, I am very interested in corporate law. My ultimate dream is to become the second African-American female to head a Fortune 500 company, following in the footsteps of Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox. There is a disparity in the representation of women and African-Americans in corporate America, and I hope to address it with both the jobs I pursue and the example I set if I become a CEO.
Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, I know firsthand the effects of poverty combined with a broken education system. This fuels my desire to impact corporate America, and ultimately pave the way for many others who look like me to do the same.