Desmond Rolark Barnes (Morgan State University, 2011) is a lifelong resident of Washington DC. He is a from School Without Walls Senior High School. He has worked as the staff assistant for the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton in her office on Capitol Hill. He also has a love for the arts and has contributed more than 4 years of teaching students in metropolitan are how to work in the music industry. He is a music producer and has worked with nationally recognized recording artist.