Originally from Leslie, Ga., Felicia Mensah received her bachelor's degree in pedology from Bowie State University in May 2008. While attending the University she often mentioned how she was positively influenced by faculty members Drs. Freddie Vaughns and Kim Barnett. "They acted as a "second set of parents," said Mensah. She feels they prepared her to resolve professional and personal situations with the utmost integrity possible.
She began her career as a teacher's assistant at ABC Learning and then became a teacher for a pre-K private school. It is there that she learned three things, "patience, patience, and patience." Mensah is now an assistant area manager, case manager, and taking classes at Florida Tech to become a board certified behavioral analyst for a company called E & I Helping Hands, which is owned and operated by her family.
Mensah plans to expand the company by working with mentally and physically disabled children and possibly provide proper housing for individuals who were placed in mental hospitals, as well as give relief to parents/guardians of disabled children. Furthermore, she wants to open a school for children in these unfortunate predicaments. Finally, it is her goal to become an advocate for people with mental disabilities in order to protect them from any form of abuse.
Aside from her work and school life, she enjoys reading, traveling, family time, self-development, decorating, and shoe shopping. She is the youngest of three children including her brother (Bryant) and sister (Latoya). Mensah shares a very close relationship with all her family members. As she moves forward in life, "I want you to know that I am happy being me," she told this writer.
Emery Rudolph, a Bowie State University student majoring in public relations, wrote this article.