Tajay Ashmeade is an ex-gang member, Jamaican-born immigrant, special education student, and gunshot survivor. She’s also a professional women's basketball player, Olympic qualifier, and Ph.D. candidate. Tajay has changed the narrative of her life by allowing her "Adversity to A.D.D. Versatility". As the founder of Taking the LEAP with Tajay Ashmeade, Tajay is committed to sharing her story in order to help others. She understood that the odds were against her, but she is not allowing them to dictate her outcome.