My father graduated from college with a degree in computer science and immediately began working for IBM in 1979. I was fortunate enough to be in a family that had access to computers much quicker than much of the world. I had early exposure to technology and began to develop ideas around technology at an early age.
At 18 years old I ordered a DNA test and found out much of my father's paternal line reigned from the Akan ethnic group of Ghana. I then chose to study abroad and lived in Ghana for six months my senior year of college. While there I gained access to new vocabulary - most notably the notion of Pan-Africanism. This motivated the development of True Culture University, my first and most significant entrepreneurial venture at the intersection of these two stories.
As I grew in my Pan-African ideology, it became abundantly clear that if Pan-Africanism is to be achieved, the fusing and interconnection of all African people; this goal is inextricably linked to the effective utilization of the internet for Black people globally.