“My best advice to all students is to get involved! Once you get involved, the opportunities are endless! Join a club, talk to your professors, go to events on campus, make those much-needed connections. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Everyone, on whichever campus you chose, wants to see you succeed and will often bend over backwards to help you get to where you need to go.”
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to attend Glendale Community College.(GCC). My mom is actually alumnus and she has always told me how beneficial it is to start out at a community college and then transfer to a university. I struggled a lot in high school and even ended up dropping out a few different times so university was never an option for me, especially without accumulating debt that would take years to pay off. Once I finally received my high school diploma, I decided to turn my life around and I enrolled at GCC. I slowly began to get involved on campus and grew as an individual. Attending Glendale Community College is the best decision I have ever made and I can truly say my experiences at the college have significantly impacted my life.
I graduated spring 2018 with an Associate of Science, Arts, and General Studies with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. I also am an Honors Program Graduate. I will be transferring to Arizona State University fall 2018 to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I have a passion for education and hope to use my school and work experience to serve as an administrator at a college where I will help all students succeed inside and outside of the classroom.
My motivation comes from failure. I don’t say that in a negative way, but in an empowering way! I faced many obstacles throughout my life and quit multiple times but I have learned and continue to learn from my mistakes. The same goes for society’s failures. As a country, we are going through extreme difficulties right now and I see so much that I want to change. I use the knowledge I gain and my passion for change to keep me moving forward because I have the opportunity to be a leader and change the world.