Clovia is an entrepreneur with nearly 30 years of professional work experience as a civil engineer, urban planner, and technology transfer specialist. Clovia is a registered patent attorney; and has practiced intellectual property law (ip strategy) and real property zoning. Clovia has worked in government civil service at the local, state and federal levels. She worked for USACE CERL, US EPA, US DOT’s FHWA, and the USPTO. Over the course of her career, Clovia has gained experience in project management; negotiated grants and contracts; and served on vendor selection committees. Clovia counseled and trained more than 200 businesses in Georgia over the past two years in local, state, and federal contracting; business planning; and business development. Clovia has operated her own consulting firm Lemongrass for several years and won a Walmart Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2008.