About Me   

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About Me 

My name is Nerissa Reaves. I was born in New Haven, Connecticut. I am a January baby (Capricorn)  so I love the snow and I don't mind the cold at all. 


I spent my teenage years studying at a prep school in the USA and living abroad. I actually studied Japanese at a Buddhist temple in Ostu, Japan by Lake Biwa. This was an intense experience that taught me the value of silence and humility. 


When I graduated from Prep School, I moved to Atlanta to study at Spelman College. I majored in East Asian studies and the Japanese language. 


Upon graduation, I took a job with the Japanese Consulate for the JET Program. I moved to Saitama, Japan and worked as an English teacher for a couple of years. Once I finished my job assignment, I moved back to the United States to continue my education on the graduate level. I obtained a graduate level degree from the University of New Haven, in West Haven Connecticut.


I taught primary and middle school for several years in Connecticut before relocating to New Orleans, LA. I was devastated by what happened to New Orleans in Hurricane Katrina and I was determined to help. I took a job at Langston Hughes Academy (which was the first elementary school rebuilt after the storm). 


New Orleans was a scary place at that time. I didn't know anyone there but I was dedicated to the helping rebuild the city. Nearly, ten years later I have made New Orleans my home. After spending some years as a school teacher, I shifted fields completely. I became an entrepreneur and started my own restaurant, called Honey Loaf. Honey Loaf was a popular lunch time spot located on Canal Street in New Orleans.


A few years later I focused on renovating a historical landmark  in New Orleans LA called the Liberty Hardware Store and I turned it into a B&B called The Honey Lofts.  The Honey Lofts B&B was located on historical St. Bernard Ave., in a building that was extremely impacted by Hurricane Katrina. This renovation was extremely successful and the new business  attracted guests from all over the world. I enjoyed this experience but made the difficult decision to sell the building and pursue other dreams. 


Most recently I have decided to focus all of my attention on education-but on a massive scale. I have founded an online school called Northeastern Ascension Academy. Northeastern Ascension Academy has pioneering curriculum never done before in modern times. NEAA will help you open your third-eye and evaluate life from a completely different lens. Coming To A Platform Near You-2019. Please click here to pre-enroll in my first online Masterclass. 


In addition to being an entrepreneur and a teacher,  I am also a published model in Smooth,  Show magazines. I have also been featured in several music videos such as Donell Jones' "Never Let Her Go" and Migos, "Look at my Dab.'