1. How Do You Impact Your Team?

    I am born and bred in the DMV and I proudly rep it all the time. A graduate of the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, I literally still pinch myself getting the opportunity to cover my hometown team, a team ... that I couldn't afford to watch live in person growing up in the area.

    As a Black woman, I think about old DC, “Chocolate City.” I hope I’m a reminder the DC faithful are still here. A voice of the city, from the city and for the city. To quote my mentor James Brown, “diversity wins, inclusion matters.”

    DC is a football town—don’t let anyone tell you differently. No one can tell a story like someone who has lived it and experienced it. Growing up up here, you experienced the football team unlike anyone else. I understand the intersection of football and culture, which is why it’s been an honor for me to host two digital shows and one television show for the Washington Football Team. It’s life coming full circle. I hope girls of Color can see me on TV and know that they too can do this.

    Working with Washington has been an honor as I get to work alongside team members who were just named the 2020 Social Team of the Year. It’s been fun assisting in expanding Washington’s digital and broadcast footsteps all the while being innovative and trying new things to give fans more access and transparency with the team. With my shows in particular, I give fans a chance to experience the players off the football field and get to understand the men behind the helmets on a deeper level. Through these methods, we are finding new ways to engage with old fans all the while helping to bring newfound interest to new fans. I have enjoyed being a part of this new storytelling experience for our fanbase.

  2. Who or what inspired you to work in football?

    (Part 1) I have a #GirlDad and I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. My dad inspired me to work in football as he is the one who first introduced me to football. I come from humble Southern roots as my family is from Mississippi. Anyone that knows the Deep South knows football and church is a way of life. You know the Bible and the playbook. I grew up in a world of Bayou Classics and Gramblinites, as my dad is a proud alumni of Grambling State University. I was first introduced to the world of football by my dad, growing up early, knowing the likes of Doug Williams and Eddie Robinson and other HBCU greats! With working in sports, I feel I am walking in my purpose. I still remember sitting on my dad's shoulders, attending the Baltimore Ravens training camp in Westminster, MD. Being around the game, I’ve always felt at home, [whether] that was the Friday Night lights or spending entire Sundays watching football.

  3. Who or what inspired you to work in football?

    (Part 2) I’ve seen how the game can change lives. Sports gives people hope and it’s been a continual catalyst for change in society. Growing up an athlete, I always enjoyed how football games would bring so many types of people together all rooting to the same cause—a win! Football has helped to change society for the better whether that be the story of the 1970 USC team defeating Alabama or the story of the T.C. Williams High School football team.

    One of my most memorable moments in football came while I was attending the Boys & Girls Club when I got awarded the Community Quarterback Award for my work in the community. I got awarded from then NFL players Aaron Brooks, Peyton and Eli Manning, all players whom I had looked up to. It was a chance for me to learn about the way football could change lives off the football field and so many athletes work every day in their communities for the better.

  4. Who or what inspired you to work in football?

    (Part 3) My love of football continued to grow as a teen. I joined the NFL Flag Football League. It was one of my best childhood memories, being one of a few females then in the league playing alongside guys proving that females could do all that the males could do and more.

    I always wanted the chance to cover the game I love and to get a chance to do that on a team level is truly a blessing come true, especially with the Washington Football Team, who continues to set firsts with the first Black Team President and the first Black female assistant coach in the NFL. What a time to be able to work with a franchise that's continuing to push the needle for the better.

  5. What is the future of representation of women in the NFL?

    “Our past lies in our future, our future lies in our past.” Women in the NFL are continually rewriting history. The future is always going to be bright for women in the NFL, because women will always continue their relentless pursuit of creating opportunity in all spaces and levels of the NFL. When a seat is not offered at the table, women have worked to build their own tables all the while planning for a room full of tables to help others along the way. Women will continue to break barriers in the NFL and continue to widen the crack in the glass ceiling until one day it’s shattered. This is why today we champion the stories of Jennifer King, Sarah Thomas, Maral Javadifar, Kim Pegula and Lori Locust to name a few!

    Women are the now and are essential to the continued growth of the NFL. It’s a new day in the NFL. There’s space and room for us all to succeed and thrive. I am especially hopeful for the growth of Black women in the NFL. It’s time to amplify our voices.