Gloria is a native of Bertie County having received all of her formal education. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from North Carolina Central University and a M.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She presently serves as a Budget Analyst for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) in the Fort Bragg location. In this position, she services 7 schools at Camp Lejeune formulating their budget overseeing the expenditure of funds.