I’m an immigrant from Jamaica who came to Northern VA nearly 33 years ago at 16.
I started my education at NOVA community college, then transferred to George Mason and graduated with a BA in Psychology.
I then pursued my paralegal certificate at Georgetown and worked for a government contractor for four years before going to law school. I received my Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law in 1998, and my LL.M. in Litigation & Dispute Resolution from George Washington University in 2001. I worked as a DOJ attorney for 20 yrs and also as a DOJ mediator for 14 years.
My family has deep roots in Arlington. We have owned and operated AA Locksmith Service for 40 years. We opened in 1980 in what used to be Adams Square Mall on the Pike, but due to the development of Penrose Square, we relocated to 10th St. in Clarendon.
My younger siblings attended Swanson and Williamsburg, and both graduated from Yorktown.
But, most importantly, I am the Mom of two middle-schoolers at Gunston who are the center of my world.