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  • Native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but this is the second time living in South Dakota


  • Undergraduate degree from Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Master's degree from La Sierra University, Riverside, California
  • Doctoral degree from University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota

Career Highlights

  • Science instructor, Glendale, California and Brandon, South Dakota
  • Education specialist, IBM, Los Angeles, California
  • School administrator, Los Angeles, California
  • Associate dean of Graduate Medical Education, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Service Highlights

  • Rotary Club 720 president, Sunland, California
  • Neighborhood council founder, Shadow Hills, California
  • Community newspaper founder, Tujunga, California
  • Community board member, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, California
  • Board vice president for REACH, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Honor Highlights

  • Rising Star Award, La Sierra University
  • Teaching Award, Sanford School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
  • Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Multicultural Science Education Award, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California