S. Lenise Wallace, Ph.D. is a motivational speaker, communication professional and college professor teaching communication courses at a university in New York City. She has over fifteen years of experience in public relations and image consulting. Her research interests include public relations, race and gender in mass media. She authored a chapter in the book, Demystifying the Big House: Exploring Prison Experience and Media Representations. In addition, she co-authored a journal article, Women of Color in Academia and the Influence of Religious Culture on Self-Promotion: A Collaborative Autoethnography. Currently, she is writing her upcoming book, Who’s Reppin You? Being Your Best Rep: Personally, Professionally & Spiritually.