Member of House of Delegates, January 10, 2007 to January 14, 2015. Member, Economic Matters Committee, 2007-15 (alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2007-10; business regulation subcommittee, 2007-15; banking, economic development, science & technology subcommittee, 2011-15; chair, consumer protection & commercial law subcommittee, 2011-15, member, 2007-15). Member, Law Enforcement and State-Appointed Boards Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2013-15 (bi-county committee, 2007-08; chair, washington suburban sanitary commission committee, 2008-10; chair, maryland-national capital park & planning commission committee, 2011, member, 2012). Prince George's County Co-Chair, Bi-County Delegation, 2008-10. Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, 2012-14 (member, 2007-15; 2nd vice-chair, 2008-10; 1st vice-chair, 2010-12); Women Legislators of Maryland, 2007-15.
Legislative Liaison and Legal Advisor, Office of County Executive, Prince George's County, 2003-05. Manager, Land Acquisition and Real Property Division, Prince George's County, 2005-06. Member, Telecommunications Facilities Coordinating Committee, Prince George's County, 2005-06. Chair, Green Buildings Task Force, Prince George's County, 2006.
Assistant General Counsel, Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, 2006-. Member, Task Force to Study High-School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System, 2011-13; Task Force to Study Temporary Disability Insurance Programs and the Process for Assisting Individuals with Disabilities at Local Departments of Social Services, 2013-14; Task Force to Study Energy Generation in Prince George's County, 2013-14. Chair, Task Force to Study Locating Businesses in Libraries in Prince George's County, 2013-14.
Born in Washington, DC, July 29, 1974. Attended Melwood Elementary School, Rosaryville; Kettering Middle School, Upper Marlboro; Largo High School; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1997. Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2000. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2000. Attorney. Of Counsel. Gabriel J. Christian & Associates, LLC. Member, Maryland State Bar Association (business law section; real property, planning & zoning section). Member, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., 1996-. Parliamentarian, Prince George's Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, 2006-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Founding Board member, Multicultural Alliance of Prince George's County. Vice-President, Ernest Everett Just Foundation. Legislator of the Year, Washington, DC, Building Trades Council, 2008. Legislative Advocacy Award, Family Crisis Center, 2008. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Homeowners Assocation, 2009. Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011. Legislator of the Year, Women Business Owners, 2011. Award for Excellence, Plumbers & Gasfitters, UA Local no. 5, 2012. Forty under Forty, Prince George's County Social Innovation Fund, 2012. Maryland Legislator of the Year, Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association, 2013. Member, Sanctuary at Kingdom Square, Capitol Heights.
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