Photo courtesy of Daisha Haynesworth, a featured QCity Newcomer

Name: Daisha Haynesworth

Moved from: Cleveland, Ohio

How long in Charlotte: 9 months

Occupation: Marketing coordinator

Hobbies: Reading, baking, hiking and brunching

What brought you here? I first came to Charlotte for New Year’s 2017. I spent five days here and fell in love with the city. I went back to cold Cleveland and couldn’t stop talking about Charlotte. I promised myself I would move by February 2018. I took a leap of faith and began looking for jobs in November. I landed my current role last November and moved here Dec. 13. Everything happened so fast, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

What do you like best about Charlotte? I love the southern vibe of the city without the southern pace. No one is from Charlotte, so everyone knows what it’s like to be new. Everyone is warm and welcoming. There’s so much for young black professionals to do, which was something Cleveland was definitely lacking.

What do you like least about Charlotte? The cost of living for apartments.

How do you hope to get involved in the community? I joined the Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals Auxiliary in February. I am also looking into becoming a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.

What’s been your most memorable moment since moving here? I have many but probably hiking at Crowders Mountain.

Connect with Daisha: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Website

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