TeKeita Owens holds a doctorate of psychology from Touro University. She grew up impoverished in North Carolina, where she overcame an adverse childhood, widespread organized crime, and anti-social behavior to earn undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Campbell University. She spent 6 years in the Air Force and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) supporting Bosnia and developing tools to manage data collection. After completing her tours, she worked with the Army Special Operations Command, Psychological Operations Command, and JSOC developing applications and data management solutions using various technologies and she received PMP, Six Sigma, CMMI, Agile, ITIL, and MOF certifications. She currently works in “big tech” as a consulting delivery executive specializing in coaching high performing teams to deliver solutions to complex problems. Currently, she resides in Quantico, VA, and offers solutions from her personal and professional insight to address the complex social issues plaguing our country.