Xamayla is one of four children born and raised in East Flatbush Brooklyn to Jamaican immigrants. Her unmatched work ethic and drive comes from her early experiences helping her parents launch a family business. Taking on responsibilities at a young age made her appreciate the value of a dollar and a strong work ethic.
Xamayla’s work ethic was activated when her 15 year old brother, Christopher, was murdered in 2005 by a local gang. She became a community organizer and co-founded a non profit organization and led efforts against youth violence and still leads it’s efforts for civics. Xamayla is now a trustee.
Xamayla spent the last 20 years as a staunch advocate for youth, immigrant families and the disenfranchised in NYC. She holds an MBA and is a graduate of the City University of New York. She is active in her community and currently works as the Deputy Public Advocate of Civic and Community Empowerment.