Born in Newbugh, Taeshira is goal-driven and eager to succeed. She was born and raised in Newburgh, NY. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Fashion Marketing & Management from Berkeley College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Mount St. Mary College. She is also a Certified Life Coach and will be obtaining a Master’s Degree in Social Work, from Adelphi University, in May 2019. Taeshira has a passion for youth activism and empowerment, helping young people create plans that take them from where they are, to where they want to be. Her vision is to empower youth to thrive in the face of adversity, through educational programs. She has a passion for reading, research, and spending time with her best friend, her 9-year-old son Di’Yari.