This Guyanese-born scholar warrior and storyteller uses her lived experiences, dance, and music as part of her teaching strategy. She began her academic career as a community college student where she studied fashion. She moved on to Howard University, Brooklyn College, and the New School. Her B. A. and M.A. degrees are in Communication. She earned a doctorate degree in organizational leadership and development from Morgan State University. For the past 13 years, Dr. Erskine-Meusa (also known as Dr. deNeze) has taught human communication studies courses, such as public speaking, gender communication, cultural communication, interpersonal communication, effective listening, and small group communication, just to name a few, at several learning institutions, including the University of Maryland College Park, Prince Georges Community College, College of Baltimore County, University of Maryland Global Campus, and Montgomery College. Dr. deNeze is a former fashion model. She is also an author, writer, educator, culturally responsive pedagogy scholar, film maker, and empowerment speaker.