My family moved to the United States from China when I was four years old. My parents worked difficult jobs every day to provide for my brother and me. They wanted the best for us, and stressed the importance of education and studying. I want to show my thanks to them by aiming to be my best. Thus, I am currently enrolled at University of Illinois at Chicago.
I am not sure what career I want to pursue yet, but I have always had an interest and desire to help others. My elementary school teacher really inspired me to help others and included me in volunteering opportunities, such as encouraging others to read. Her support made a lasting impact on me. That experience lead to me volunteer in high school and college.
As a student with diverse interests, I hope America Needs You will give me the skills to develop my interests further, and improve my communication skills. I look forward to having a Mentor Coach to guide me through all the experiences ANY has to offer.