“Do one thing every day that scares you,” is a quote that has been hanging on my bedroom wall since 2014. I painted these words on a canvas because I strive to step outside of my comfort zone and become the confident person I know I can be.

Coming from Haiti to America, my parents instilled in me the values of hard work and education. They made many sacrifices to raise five children in hopes that one day we could make them proud. I am currently a student at Rutgers University, majoring in Psychology. When I see myself, I see someone who has preserved through many challenges, including navigating my way through college as a first-generation, low-income student.

In my first year at Rutgers University, I was on the Dean’s list, acted as an Orientation Leader, and volunteered at University Hospital. I aspire to be a physical therapist because it is one of the most powerful careers in that it affects people’s lives and stresses the importance of physical health. My parent played a pivotal role in my life, and my goal is to make them proud, as well as provide a comfortable living for my future family.

I joined America Needs You because I believe that this program will give me the necessary skills to make a lasting impact in my professional career. I look forward to accomplishing much more with the help of the Mentor Coaches at America Needs You.

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