Communication Strategist | Public Relations & Crisis Communication | CEO, SJS Consultants | Founder, Leap Luncheon Series™ | Chief Inspiration Officer, Leap Executive Strategies™ | Dynamic Speaker | Business Development Expert 15 years of experience in public relations and communications. An adjunct professor in PR and public affairs at Howard University. Lead media manager for the White House’s United State of Women Summit, National Media and Communications Consultant for Save The Children’s Campaign for Healthy Kids, and media and communications strategist to several local and federal government officials, think tanks, and thought leaders. Provides crisis communication strategy to Members of Congress, thought leaders, and police departments. Speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, women in business, women's empowerment, faith, and race and law enforcement based on her own life. Previously served as Communications Director for the Congressional Black Caucus; Partner at Values Partnerships, Inc.; Press Secretary to U. S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and a part of the Oversight Committee press team; communications consultant to the Center for Global Policy Solutions; and spokeswoman for former Chancellor Michelle Rhee and DC Public Schools. Developed and managed media strategy and communications work for Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge; former presidential advisor Joshua DuBois; as a subcontractor for the A+E and Lifetime networks, Ms. Cicely Tyson, Ms. Vanessa Williams, KeKe Palmer, and Blair Underwood. Memberships and volunteer work include Trustee, Lehigh University Board of Trustees; Young Alumni Trustee, Lehigh University Alumni Association Governance Committee; ColorComm; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Richmond, VA, native, mother, police officer's wife, and entrepreneur living in Prince George's County, MD. BA in Journalism from Lehigh University and a Masters in Writing Studies from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.