My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in a lower-middle-class family and was the first in her family to graduate from a four-year college.
Even though her father graduated from a community college and her mother went to cosmetology school, she didn’t realize that until later in life because school wasn’t discussed.
However, her family was very supportive of her dream to go to college—says they told her, “Go anywhere you want; we will take out loans.”
Was originally planning on going to a private four-year college, but due to the cost of admission she decided she didn’t want to place that financial burden on her parents.
She decided to attend the local community college instead—says the personal attention given to her by advisors and teachers helped her find what she was really passionate about.
Won a $110,000 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship, which enabled her to transfer to a four-year university and attend graduate school—she received her B.A. in communications and her master’s in education.
Was inspired to write her book, “Community College Success,” in order to share everything she learned in the process and help other community college students succeed.
She is now a full-time speaker, consultant, and author.
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