Mrs. Gumbs-Breakenridge was born on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Island. At a young age, she relocated from St. Thomas to New York City with her family. Growing up in New York City, Mrs. Gumbs-Breakenridge developed the grit which contributed to the hardworking academic achiever and successful litigator she is today. Beating the odds, she attended college on a Division I Track & Field Scholarship. Mrs. Gumbs-Breakenridge was a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Leadership recipient and Sunbelt Conference Track & Field finalist in the 100-meter dash.  

She furthered her education by attending law school in Virginia. She was Who’s Who Among Law School Students. Mrs. Gumbs-Breakenridge is a seasoned commercial litigator and has defended high exposure cases against corporations in court and during mediation. She is a member of the New York State Bar and a 2016 American Bar Association Law School Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition Judge. 


During her reign as Mrs. New York USA 2019, Mrs. Gumbs-Breakenridge will continue her partnerships with Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, New York Cares and the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, where she serves as a Madison Council Member.