Marshawn's Open Road
You Define You (1:13)
Trust the Next Step (0:55)
The Light Comes On (1:24)
San Jose Team
Public Television: Season 4
academics, attitude, being driven, believe in yourself, business, childhood, drive, enjoy the present, goal oriented, hesitation, law, low expectations, prioritizing, racism, school, self belief, south, texas, The Apprentice, trouble
- Growing up, Marshawn felt like she had a chip on her shoulder; says dealing with racism in the South really impacted her self-esteem.
- At the age of 10, a teacher told her, "Only you can define you," and that changed her thinking.
- By the time she got to college, she'd found her drive and set a number of goals: wanted to be Miss America, wanted to be an attorney.
- In 2001, she was named Miss District of Columbia, then was third-runner-up in the 2002 Miss America pageant.
- In 2005, she received her law degree, and she now works as an up-and-coming litigator and consultant.
- Even after achieving those two huge milestones, she says she still hasn't accomplished all of the goals she's set for herself.
- Says that whenever you're making a choice, you're going to face doubts, so you can't let the fear of making decisions bog you down.
- She doesn't know what will come next for her career, but she's not anxious about the future because she's too busy enjoying the present.