Terrell Stafford was born in a small town 10 miles south of Alexandria, Louisiana called Lecompte, La, bolstering a whopping population of 1,200 people. At an early age, his family relocated to Houston, TX, where he graduated from the Jack Yates Magnet High School of Communication. After attending Southern University in Baton Rouge, he enlisted four years of service into the United States Navy stationed onboard the USS Oak Hill in Virginia Beach, VA, and honorably discharged from service in San Antonio, TX. During that time, he earned several awards and accommodations including the Navy and Marine Corp Achievement, Meritorious Service, and National Defense Service Medal’s.
Immediately following, he enrolled at Texas Southern University (TSU), where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting degree and served as the immediate past President of Collegiate 100 at TSU. He feels the inequities that within Black and Brown communities needs a more direct approach, starting with early stages of grade school. Education is the only way to address those inequities and it must start during early childhood development. His ambition includes earning his CPA, MBA, and serving in local municipalities; supporting policies that will bring more equity into communities overwhelmed by poverty.