Chef Diaundrea Marquetta Sherill was born and raised in Miami-Dade County.
She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and Miami-Dade College-Wolfson.
She’s currently attending Florida International University, studying Hospitality & Tourism Management, to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Cooking is one of her passions. Diaundrea learned how to cook from her grandmother, from baking sweet potato bread to smothered pork chops, fried chicken and all the Southern favorites.
Her community involvement includes volunteering for Jackson Memorial Health System, Obama for America, Organizing for America, the Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign, Health in the Hood and serving as a Volunteer Lead for the Andrew Gillum for Governor Campaign. She joined the Miami-Dade Young Democrats in 2013.
While she enjoys cooking, She is also an advocate for the community. It is her hope to help to contribute to the restoring of the community (Liberty City), restoring the peace, love and compassion that we had for one another.
“…However, I feel that with much prayer and resources we can combat against the crime and violence in our community. I am for the community.” “Let us come together to restore, build and unite our community.”
One of Diaundrea’s goals is to provide organic groceries to families living within food deserts, through various programs inclusive of community food distribution and local community gardening.
William Byatt runs daily operations for a worker-owned software development firm based out of Wynwood.
After activating during the 2016 election cycle, William has been a relentless voice for progressive issues in the community and progressive reforms within the Democratic Party.
He was a founding board member of the People's Progressive Caucus of Miami-Dade, before going on to join leadership here at the MDYD.
In 2017 he became Treasurer of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, and his dearest policy dream is to create a public bank in Florida.
Vice President of Finance
Gustavo Perez grew up in South Florida after emigrating from Venezuela in 1996.
Currently, he works for FIS Global, a financial software company, implementing risk management systems for banks.
In his role, he consults with banks so the Treasurer of the Bank has the tools to comply with Dodd-Frank regulation and to actively manage profitability and risk.
He is an active member of the Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee, Coral Gables Democrats and Miami-Dade Young Democrats.
Gustavo is a proud alum of Miami-Dade public schools and graduated from Babson College, with a concentration in Finance.