Noni D. wears many hats: published author, literary scholar/researcher, public speaker, licensed financial advisor, performance artist, creative entrepreneur, classical pianist. She brandishes her multi-faceted skillset and expertise to design strategic, holistic, and comprehensive frameworks that help students, clients, families, and institutions realize their larger goals. Her equity-oriented branding is all about service and providing quality, forward-thinking models and experiences. This she does through performance art, institutional lectures, creative writing ventures, and coaching. She is dedicated to the development of a multi-media organization with her talented sisters to increase creative representation of and for young people of color. Noni D. holds a PhD in French and Francophone Studies from Columbia University with additional certificates in the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has taught students in various disciplines both at the university level and in secondary schools. She regularly offers lectures and workshops at Universities and other institutions domestically and abroad. Noni D. is a 2016 graduate of Voices of our Nations Arts Foundation. She has received various literary awards for her written work. She offers workshop packages for schools around the country. Noni D. also holds Series 7 & Series 66 licenses as a financial coach.