As a first-generation college student from a family of 21 in Guinea, I did not know what to expect from college, but the thought of helping to provide for my family inspired me to continue to learn and work diligently.
Today, I am proud to say that I am working to achieve my associate degree from Hostos Community College. The quality of education and the entire college experience has been life changing. I plan to earn my bachelor’s degree in Engineering and to subsequently pursue a master’s degree in Engineering. I have been inspired by the family I have been able to cultivate on campus am proud to be a senator of the Student Government Association, a member of the Student Leadership Academy, and a delegate of the Student Bronx Council.
Today, I am proud and honored to be a Fellow at America Needs You. America Needs You is helping me develop necessary skills and helping me build a network of equally motivated peers and mentors. As an America Needs You Fellow I feel confident that I will be able to make a difference in my community and for my family.