Tamica Smith Jones understands the struggles and triumphs of student-athletes well. Jones began her sports journey at a young age. Her brothers and the neighborhood youth would jump off the school bus, drop their bags, and immediately get into a game of basketball, football, baseball, you name it.
She is as kind as she is beautiful. Her classic reddish colored dress was exquisitely accessorized by the grandeur of her smile. If I had to use three words to describe her, they would be sincere, organized, and present. From the moment I walked into her spacious 10th floor corner office – lit up by a combination of the warmth of her spirit and the warmth of the California sun – I knew this was going to be a delightful conversation.