Shantel

Shantel

Various experiences have led me to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a double minor in Communications and Political Science at Baruch College. I recognized my passion for educating others and exploring my creativity, while also remaining curious in understanding the components of a business. I embrace challenges and advocate for change in my community. For several years, I was a public speaker, teen trainer, and graphic designer. I facilitated workshops across New York on bullying, interacted with audiences from across the globe, and was able to explore my creativity through the arts.

As a first-generation college student from the Bronx, I hope to open doors for the following generation. I currently stand on the executive board of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) at Baruch as Director of Communications and also am the Student Coordinator for the Baruch College Now Program. In my exploration of the business world, I am still very committed to my community; serving the New York Urban League in raising scholarship funds for future students, working with political campaigns, and launching programs like the Baruch College Now Student Ambassador Program.

I spent the summer of 2014 traveling the United States participating in conferences such as the NextGen Leadership Conference, Future Diversity Leadership Program, and the Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp. Through these conferences, I have been able to reaffirm my interests in accounting and hone my leadership skills. I look for ways to combine my past professional and educational experiences with my growing interests in the business world. Through America Needs You, I hope to continue to expand my network, develop myself professionally, and acquire mentorship and guidance as I pursue my undergraduate degree.

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