College attended: Macalester College
Major: English and theater
What are the highlights of your position?
I get to serve over 40 incredible students, while learning about the intricacies and minute details of standardized tests, college applications, financial aid applications and public education.
What’s your favorite thing about serving with College Possible?
There’s a lot to love! In addition to having fantastic students, I so enjoy serving with a large group of people who similarly share a passion for social justice, equity and the service that we and our students do. It’s truly invigorating, and it inspires me to do my best!
What would you say to someone considering serving with College Possible?
Be prepared to be challenged mentally and emotionally. And be prepared for so much laughter, many new friends and many learning opportunities.
How would you sum up your College Possible experience so far?
On the micro level, I am serving 41 resilient and persistent students and offering them the resources to make their college dreams a reality. On the macro level, I am learning about what systemic issues are deeply affecting students – issues ranging from citizenship to racism, from healthcare to homophobia. I never know what I’m going to hear about or encounter each day, which excites, terrifies and inspires me to show up and do my best.