Asia is a passionate and dedicated servant leader with a heart to serve disadvantaged communities in the non-profit and public sector. As a Flint, MI native Asia’s introduction into the workforce began in the faith-based community, and that foundation has supported her throughout her professional development.
Previously, Asia served as a Legal Assistant for the City of New Orleans where she aided victims of domestic violence and was instrumental in improving the research and referral system of repeat DWI offenders. Her many experiences in the New Orleans court system fueled her desire to support and mentor inner-city youth and young adults.
As a youth pastor and a district youth director for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, Asia facilitated education workshops, public outreach events, and partnered with community stakeholders to offer a teen mentorship program. She merged her personal calling for service with her leadership and administrative skills to positively impact her community.
Most recently, Asia uses her research and analytic skills as an administrative professional at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. In 2014, while working on expanding the resources and internal systems of the foundation, her local Flint community was thrown into crisis. As an outreach coordinator for a local ministry, Asia fostered relationship with local nonprofits and community organizations to address the immediate need for clean water in flint neighborhoods. She continues to work with community stakeholders to address the restoration of Flint, MI.
Asia received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Xavier University of Louisiana.