As I left high school, I knew I had to do something to help people because assisting others was my passion. I made a decision to continue my education by going to the University of Mississippi. While deciding on which career path I would follow, I started taking nursing classes. I knew that career choice was one in which I would facilitate in helping others. I began taking the classes and did not do as well as I thought, I should. After becoming very discouraged I changed my degree to Criminal Justice which was a very rewarding decision. My grades were exceptionally well in the Criminal Justice classes. I knew the judgment I made was right. I was afforded the opportunity to complete my internship at the American Correctional Association in Alexandria Virginia, through the Washington Internship Experience Program provided by the University. I graduated from the University of Mississippi with Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology.
After completing my degree, I did not know exactly what field in Criminal Justice I wanted to fulfill. After several months, I was offered the opportunity to attend the 21week Memphis Police Department Academy. I accepted the offer and with hard work and dedication I successfully completed the academy. Now, I am currently working as a Memphis Police Officer.
Over the last couple of years I have really considered returning to graduate school to