What does being a first-generation student mean to you?
Being a first-generation student means beginning a new chapter in my family’s story. My collegiate experience can now inspire my younger siblings and cousins to follow in my footsteps. I am extremely proud to be a first-generation student because it signifies the obstacles I had to overcome to get here. At the same time, my success in college is something I take with great responsibility since it holds a special significance to both myself and my family
What advice do you have for other first-generation students?
Beginning college comes with a lot of changes, you’re surrounded by new people, in a new atmosphere and if you’re dorming, it might be the first time you’re living on your own. With this being said, I would advise other first-generation students to realize that they are not alone. There are so many resources available to provide support and answer any questions they have. All they have to do is ask about these resources. In addition, it is important that first-generation students realize that they deserve their spot at school once they begin college. Sometimes beginning a new school can come along with some uncertainty but everyone who is admitted most certainly deserves to be there.
Favorite place to eat or hang out on campus?
My two favorite places to eat on campus is the dining hall in Palladium and the Starbucks across the street from Bobst library. My favorite place to hang out is the common space within Lafayette Hall.
What do you hope to do after NYU?
Upon obtaining my bachelor’s degree from NYU, I plan on attending law school in the hopes of gaining my J.D. After law school, I want to use my degree to practice within the realm of human rights law.