At uAspire, we tackle college access and affordability on an institutional level AND an individual level. There are many systematic factors that have disenfranchised and denied groups of people access to equity in education, impacting the quality of their lives. I'm excited that our organizational impact transforms not only our students and families, but also the practitioners and policy makers in our educational systems. Working at uAspire has also transformed me personally - I am a first generation college graduate and have faced similar obstacles that our students and partners face. I enjoy paying forward the care and advocacy that I've received from the people and spaces which cultivated my leadership. I want to empower everyone I can to know the options and resources out there to create the life they want, inside and outside the classroom.