DEI Graduate Assistant, Residential Life
My story is rooted in loneness, doubts, rejection, and sadness and you
know what? Sometimes it hurt, and I didn’t understand why it had to be me? It was a long journey full of confusion and distrust but despite living my life with a wall around my emotions there was two individuals who saw through the façade and the barricades and showed me the warmness every adolescent seeks and changed my view on the world indefinitely. So, as a leader inspired by their kindness and gentleness, I chose a path that catered to the past me and my ideals! I set my goal, and when that was achieved, I set another one and another one. I’m determined to break the chains of stereotypes and ridicule because reimagining my leadership allows me to channel my experiences, my successes, and failures into the birth of the resilience needed to shatter the invisible glass ceilings waiting for me on my journey. My goal is to become a social worker who understands my life matters and that those I help life matters too! My endurance through my trial and tribulations gives me the power to move forward to inspire others and showcase a story that most wouldn’t overcome. I am driven solely by the passion that burns within me and the voice in my head telling me I can go further and that with every step I take, I’m a little closer to a goal I wouldn’t have imagined before.