I was born in Ghana, West Africa. My mom came to Cleveland on a CIP (Cleveland International Program) visa. She met a man within the year that she was supposed to be here and decided to stay in America. They got married and four years later she sent for my brother and I. I've been in Cleveland since January 30, 1994. I'm a graduate of Shaker Heights High School. I started working for Cleveland Public Library in September 1999, and got an Associates Degree in IT/CNS here.