In my world, tradition and education often collide. Despite this, I have been able to excel academically and even become Salutatorian and Student of the Year in high school. Today, I am on my way to become the first to adorn the empty wall in my home with a framed bachelor’s degree. I take pride in finding my healthy balance amidst these two collisions. My hope now is to inspire others to break banal barriers that come between them and their aspirations.
As I march toward earning my bachelor’s degree at Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, I will also supplement my academic education with valuable experiences that excite me. I have always been intrigued by the applications of research, but my hands-on role in the Biochemistry research lab, where I get the opportunity to study human breast cancer cells, has solidified my interest in it. Volunteering at New York Presbyterian Hospital has also allowed me to enjoy personal growth, as I interact with patients before and after surgery. I plan to take this joy of mine a step further, by joining Project Sunshine and Peer Counseling, to become a support source for children facing medical challenges, and for fellow students, respectively.
I will always be marching toward my goals. I know that with ANY by my side I will be able to do so with more poise and confidence. I Intend to take full advantage of ANY’s mentorship and workshops. I am thrilled to be an ANY Fellow!