Starr Essence was born and raised in Detroit, MI. In Detroit, she graduated from Murray-Wright High School through the accelerated program with honors. Growing up in Detroit, she experienced the good, bad, ugly, and beautiful as a young Detroiter.
She understands that the company you keep and the environment in which you live can have a positive or negative impact on your life. In high school, she knew that she wanted to attend college. During her senior year, she participated in a Black College Tour. She decided to apply for Tennessee State University. She was the first in her immediate family to attend college out of state and a HBCU.
Born to be a superstar, this social entrepreneur leads by example. During her undergraduate experience, she recognized that God had given her a vision to start an organization that will help impact people lives through college preparation, entrepreneurship, mentoring, and financial education. Her passion has always been helping people in her community.