At uAspire, we tackle college access and affordability on an institutional level and an individual level. I believe this is necessary because 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 proud to be a part of such a thriving, student-centered team and I'm SUPER juiced to use my experience & platform to help disenfranchised and underrepresented individuals with their financial aid and college application process. I went through many unnecessary and unexpected twists and turns in my high school and college careers being a minority, having a diverse heritage, being a first generation university graduate, and being raised by a single mother. I was fortunate to find many mentors and advocates who pushed me to strive for excellence and take advantage of financial and enrichment opportunities that optimized my college experience. Everyone, especially the youth of today, has a purpose and something that drives them. I want to empower everyone I can to not only make their goals a reality, but capitalize on the process.