Like many people, I have bouts of loss, anger, fear, shame, pride and even triumph when I think of 2020. As I dare to have a vision and dreams for Nevadans and for our country in 2021, I am filled with energy, focus, and hope. My vision for all of us? To embrace respect, learn with openness, focus on common ground, have empathy for others, and collaborate like our future depends on it.
To many, these words may feel idealistic and utopian, but to me, my priorities and my expectations of those around me couldn’t be clearer. Ensuring that my values are aligned with those with whom I surround myself in work and in my personal life is key to my vision for our community.
I am the child of two humble Black leaders. My mother and father taught me at a young age that in the end, it’s service to others that matters. My goal for 2021 is to continue my work with various organizations, encouraging them to lean into what they have in common and to identify as many collaborative efforts as possible in an effort to strengthen their independent missions and increase the impact in our community exponentially.