Dr Cecilia M. Williams-Nelson grew up in Washington, DC where she matriculated through the DC public school system. After graduating from McKinley Tech Senior High, she entered Howard University and majored in zoology. Later she entered Howard's College of Dentistry. She has been a practicing dentist for the past twenty years. She is currently a member of Cambridge's Who's who registry of Business Leaders and Professionals. She is currently the head dentist at the Takoma Dental Clinic and has been with the practice since its inception.