At the age of eleven, I immigrated to America with my mother and brother from China. I saw the struggles my parents went through to provide stability for their children. They left their jobs and family to start over so my brother and I could have a better education and a more promising future. I appreciate the sacrifices they made for my brother and me. Their hard work continually inspires me to push through my limits and embrace each challenge in life.
I am currently a sophomore attending Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, pursuing degrees in both Education and Mathematics. I believe that the most satisfying jobs allow people to impact their community for the betterment of society. I began volunteering in Adult English Program at Queens Community House, where I supervised students learning English and helped them gain more confidence in their written and verbal communication skills. My career goals involve combining my passion to nurture people in need and developing their skillsets so that they can improve their economic and living conditions.
I am honored to be a 2016 New York Fellow at ANY, where I can meet Fellows from different backgrounds who are also first-generation college students and interact with dedicated Mentor Coaches who can provide guidance in reaching my career objectives. I am confident that ANY’s assistance through workshops, internships and mentorship will help me develop professionally and personally so that I will be better prepared to conquer the challenges that await me.