I started researching my family trees in early 2003 when my uncle (my mother's brother) first started telling me about our family history and the things that he found. Later that year, I had gone on a trip to Kentucky with my parents for my first Watson family reunion, which ignited the fire in me to know my family histories and to research where I had come from. This passion led me to pursue a college degree in History a year later. I kept finding myself enjoying both the research and the growth of my family identity.
In May 1982, I contracted bacterial meningitis and shortly thereafter, I became legally deaf.
During early school years, I attended Ralph J. Baudhuin Oral School at Nova Southeastern University (Davie, Florida, USA).
In 1993, I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina with my parents and attended The Achievement School, Inc. (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA), where I earned a high school diploma in 2000.
Then, I attended Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA), where I was awarded two Associate degrees: Associate in General Education and Associate in Arts.
In 2004, I transferred to The University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Wilmington, North Carolina, USA), where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2006.
In 2012, I earned a Certificate in Library Cataloging at Central Carolina Community College (Sanford, North Carolina, USA).
Currently, I work at North Carolina State University in Office of Information Technology department.
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