We asked some of the most inspiring folks in the community to tell us where they want to be professionally by the end of their careers.

Michelle Costello | Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner

The end goal for me is to be the best role model, foster parent, wife, entrepreneur and small business owner. The end goal for Dō Beverage is to have a total of 2-3 locations in Houston and continue to serve healthy alternatives of beverage and bakery items for customers on the go. The other two location will be smaller locations like carts or kiosks focusing more on beverages and pre-packaged healthy bakery items. Dō Beverage is a delivery only food & beverage shop that serve hot & fresh mini donuts, funnel cakes, mini donut parfaits and delicious varieties of beverages. I always been an entrepreneur with many different jobs and side gigs. The one job or position that prepared me to get to where I am today is food delivery driver. Being a food delivery driver, gave me the tools to perfect my customer service skills. Read more>>

Queen Diva | Singer. Songwriter and Producer

I have been in the music industry for 30 years working behind the scenes singing lead and background vocals as well as vocal coaching singings along with songwriters and producers. Now I truly want the world to hear my voice and embrace my songwriting. My end goal is to record, write and perform songs with outstanding musicians and songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, PJ Morton, Robert Glasper, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Linda Perry, Michael Narada Walden, Babyface and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. I have studied and taught music for three decades and at the end of my career I would like to be a Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe and Oscar winning musical storyteller who created and perform songs that shared vivid stories that touch the hearts, minds and souls of mankind. I want my musicianship to bring memories that will either make people smile or shed a tear of love from a memory each and every time they listen to my songs and voice. Music truly is the fabric of our lives. Without music we are naked. I want to clothe the world with my stories through song. Read more>>

Mya Dillon | YaYa

I have two career goals. The most important goal for me is to complete college one-day with a doctorate degree in nursing. I want to become a traveling nurse and visit many places in the world. First on my list will be South Africa. I expect my goals to be very trying but life shouldn’t be easy. The other goal I plan to complete while being a nurse is to become a professional cyclist. I love cycling and hope to bring more young African American girls to the sport. I believe cycling is a sport still not touched to a great extent in the African American culture and would love to be a model for others to follow. Read more>>