April 9, 2019
I grew up in Cambridge in a Haitian household, with my mother, an older sister and two younger sisters. We’re all five years apart.
From eighth grade through high school graduation, I was part of Cambridge Housing Authority’s Workforce program, which taught low-income teens life and job skills. We had the opportunity to choose a technical path or academic route in higher education. I had a good idea of what I wanted to do after high school — something business-related — but I couldn’t put a name to it. The Workforce program introduced me to specialized areas of business.