today I choose joy
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My life has been a wonderful journey of exploration and engagement. From an early age I can say that I had the seeds of being an enthusiastic educator and entrepreneur. I have always been a lover of books, hearty discussions, teaching, and finding solutions to challenges. My doctoral (leadership and organizational behavior) studies and experiences have led me to two primary foci: Race & Racism Education and Sports Business.
I founded the Center of Sports Business and Analytics (CSBA), which serves as a platform to educate and connect people in this fast-growing industry. Offerings include the Basketball Analytics Summit, LASER, and consulting. I've spent the past 13 years teaching at UNC in the sports business and entrepreneurship domains, advising incredible students on their life choices and professional pursuits.
In doing this, my goal is to encourage inclusion and racial analysis in hopes of becoming a champion for all persons who want to make the world a better place. I was inducted into the university's highest and oldest honorary society, The Order of the Golden Fleece. It is a blessing, although kind of strange from an equity perspective, that I am the first African-American female coach at the university.
Race & Racism education
I teach in the Gillings School of Global Public Health (a graduate program for Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights). I co-designed and instruct in the popular "Leading for Racial Equity" graduate course that engages students across campus and community leaders.
In 2018, I received the "Salute to Champions" Award from Capitol Broadcasting Company and Deloitte for service work in the community. I am blessed to provide race and racism education to units across campus and beyond. In addition, I serve as a national trainer for the Racial Equity Institute.
My life goals are pretty simple now: Seek Joy. Fight for Justice.