I am no stranger to struggle, and have long seen my mother work multiple jobs in order to provide for my sister and I. Although I always knew I would attend college, growing up in Brooklyn amid crime (I, myself have been a victim of assault), drugs and a community of narrow means made focusing on my academic goals difficult. I attended public school my entire academic career with issues that have ranged from an insufficient amount of textbooks, no gymnasium, no extra curricular activities and teachers that lacked compassion.
I currently attend Kingsborough Community College, while there I took an Introduction to Sociology course. At the completion of that course, I knew that issues of inequality, be it race, gender or socioeconomic status, would be something that I would address. Sharing a meaningful message with as many people as possible has always been of great significance to me. I want to find the intersection where my two greatest passions; music and social inequality lie, and make sure my career always reflects that. A career in journalism will not only allow me to integrate my greatest interests, but give me a platform in which to share the things that matter most to me. I will continue my studies at a four-year college, then go on to pursue a graduate degree, and ultimately a doctorate degree. I am fortunate to have been given a gift from NYNY in the form of peers and professionals that want to see me succeed, that alone makes me anxious for the future.