Hi I’m Nala Gold. Thanks for stopping by!
Scholar, teacher, artist, model and athlete. These days I reside in Shanghai, China and I’m loving every second of it. No one day is like another and the cultural experience is unequivocal. I encourage you all to step outside of your comfort zone and dare to explore the world around you. Get to know yourself, shake hands with a stranger, live in the moment and commit to being a lifelong learner.
The purpose of this blog is to share my personal experiences as I work, travel, play and grow throughout my journey. I hope to inform, motivate, inspire and engage my readers, so feel free to drop a comment or message me directly.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME!
In 2010 I graduated Suma Cume Laude from the first HBCU, Cheyney University where I earned a Bachelors Degree in Recreation and Leisure Management. Following my career at Cheyney University I went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a Certificate in Sports Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2012. In 2014 I joined the Teach for America Corps, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD in 2016 earning a Masters Degree in Elementary Education.
2017- Shanghai China Adriana League 1vs1 Champion. Adriana League 3vs3 runners up.
2017- Delaware State University Lady Hornets Basketball Hall of Fame (2006-2007 university’s first ever MEAC Championship Team)
2016- Girard College High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2006 graduate; basketball and track and field athlete).
2011- LFL All- Fantasy Wide Receiver and Championship Finals runners up for the Philadelphia Passion.
2010- Cheyney University Academic All- American; NCAA Woman of The Year Nominee; Presidential Scholar; Current Triple Jump Record Holder; Member of 4X100 Meter Relay Team Record Holding Squad; University’s 1st Track and Field Athlete to Qualify for The NCAA National Championships (2 consecutive years).
2006- 2007 Delaware State University Lady Hornets Basketball Team. First MEAC Champions in the university’s history.
2006-2007 Delaware State University Lady Hornets Track and Field Team. ECAC qualifier.
I enjoy listening to and writing music as well as poetry. I like almost all genres, so there’s no telling what you might hear next on my playlist when set to shuffle. I’m always up for watching a new movie or reading an interesting fiction or nonfiction book. Traveling and experiencing new cultures is fun for me, and I’m a tad bit upset with myself that I didn’t start exploring sooner. I love meeting new people that are open minded, unique, authentically and unapologetically themselves! I’m fairly active and I still enjoying playing basketball when the opportunity presents itself; I don’t travel anywhere without my sneakers (stay ready). 😀