I spent most of my childhood growing up in John DeShields Projects in East St. Louis and the rest of my adolescent years growing up in the streets of St. Louis. In both I had my fair share of gang and gun violence, and I lost friends and family to both. I even had my fair share of delinquent and criminal behavior before I started making better decisions.The first good decision I made was deciding to finish high school and go to college. I graduated from Roosevelt High School and enrolled into Harris-Stowe State University and then graduated from Harris-Stowe with my degree in Criminal Justice. Read more here.