This little dork spoke at TVLC, a gathering of hundreds of leadership students in the Tri-Valley!
Last time, I was at this conference as an attendee. I was a nerdy, energetic student with a dream of taking on the entertainment industry during college.
Since then, I’ve had my photography published, I’ve covered red carpets, I’ve contributed to nationally-acclaimed film & TV research, had 11 professional roles and graduated from a top university as a full-tuition merit scholar and Salutatorian. I got hired at the #1 place to work and largest social network in the world.
I had no idea about my destiny, I just knew it was huge.
Students came up to me with hugs, questions about USC, Lucasfilm, Instagram, huaraches, saying No, being Black.. all because I got to spend an hour with 300 of them, clowning around. Is this real life?
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