Fiaunna (“Fi”) joined NCLCV Foundation’s PowerUp NC program as a field organizer after two years of participating as an organizing committee member. She gladly tells people that she is from the best of both worlds. A native New Yorker implanted into Eastern Carolina as a teen, Fi grounded herself in a multicultural melting pot. Fi has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from NC State University; three Associates degrees in Business Management, Global Business Management and Human Resource Management; and six certificates ranging from Entrepreneurship to Leadership.
Fi is a serial entrepreneur; a mother of three; a track coach; and a guardian of an array of four-legged creatures. She has worked as an activist in her community since a teenager and strongly believes in equality and justice, whether it applies to people, animals or the environment. In her “me time” she enjoys gardening and traveling in and out of the country. Fi wants to use her life to make not just a difference but an impact. Her life motto is: “Whatever good I can do, let me do it now; for I shall not pass this way again.”