He served as one of the youngest African Americans to drive an Emergency Response Vehicle in New Orleans post-Katrina and has dedicated his life to building cultural and environmental resilience through a social equity and sustainability framework.
systemic displacement of young people after the storm reflected the
adversity he faced in foster care. Those experiences ground the
mission of Team Happy Foundation. A proud resident of the
Lower Ninth Ward, he is a former White House Intern, W.K. Kellogg
Fellow, FEMA National Achievement Award Finalist, and graduate of
TIME Magazine features his passion for collaborative leadership in the world history textbook Civics Today. News coverage includes CNN, Esquire, Louisiana Weekly, and C-SPAN.