I was born in Jamaica, but my family sought opportunity and financial stability by moving to the United States. One stark contrast between the US and Jamaica is the taxation system, and how it affects the citizens of both nations. Taxes can provide a long-term investment for both a government and its people, and can be an intricate component of an expanding economy. As an immigrant, I immersed myself in taxation policies and regulations and noticed the similarities and differences between those policies and how they affected people in both countries.
It is no surprise that my love of taxation policies has me a degree in Accounting at Essex County College, and will then transfer to a four-year college. I interned with the Township of Orange as a Finance Intern, and broadened my knowledge of not only tax policy but the fundamentals of finance and municipal operations. I have broad interests in addition to taxation, including being an officer for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a member of both the Honors Program and Math and Physics Club. I hope to continue learning not only policy, but negotiation, conducting intense research, and managing/teaching others … all of which are useful in the field of taxation