Katija shares: This is my husband Carlton. We met in high school and became sweethearts. I was in a Chicago Public Schools Magnet vocational nursing program hosted at Lindblom High School Where Carlton attended. A nursing classmate who knew Carlton introduced us. A romance blossomed and after shortly high school, Carlton and I became husband and wife. We got married at city Hall on August 9th 2003. I was 18 and Carlton was 20. Still going strong, we have a 6 year old son.
I’m from Trinidad with an East Indian and African descent, my husband is from Chicago, African American, Creole and Native American. We have rich cultures to pass on and teach to our son.

What a lovely family!

Carlton and Katija at his prom

Carlton and Katija at his prom

Carlton and Katija at the school's JROTC Military Ball

Carlton and Katija at the school’s JROTC Military Ball

Carlton, Katija and their son

Carlton, Katija and their son