Throughout her upbringing, education and professional career, the one underlying theme in Essence Wilson ‘05's life is unwavering support and belief in Flint’s revitalization.
“I always had a passion for Flint and see a great deal of potential and opportunity here,” Wilson said. “I see my peers seeking opportunities elsewhere because there’s a mindset that the ‘grass is greener’ elsewhere. Instead of looking at it that way, I think ‘how can we make the grass greener where we are.’”
Wilson compares Flint to Detroit in that it is ready for a comeback and she wants to be a part of the team that makes that comeback a reality. She’s earned the right to be part of the group because no matter the economic climate in the City - Wilson has committed to making a difference.