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The Navy Was a Game Changer for "Little Black Detroit Girl" Erica Robertson

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Erica Robertson holds a MBA from University of Michigan, worked for Accenture consulting and Nike as a change agent.  She is now a K -  12 Education crusader and change agent in Metro Detroit.  She wrote about her upbrining and intergenerational trauma in her book "Adventures of a Little Black Detroit Girl".  Her story is that of a single mother at 18, working two minimum wage jobs to make ends meet.  

This interview focuses on the reasons she joined the Navy and what she got out of that service.  Erica explains how it was transformational in her life and she wishes more young people would consider a few years in service.   Erica's now focused on eduction for children of color and  her 501c3  "Education at Scale" and her publishing company "Little Black Girl Adventures".  She has a wide ranging discussion with host Jim Fausone.