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Purchase College Liberty Partnerships Program Alumni

When did you graduate high school, and which high school did you attend?
I graduated from Nellie A. Thornton High School in June 2017.

What are you up to now?
I’m currently in the process of revising my graphic design work. I recently had a junior Pinup, when several professors from my major review my work, (since freshman year up until now, junior year) and give me feedback that will help me improve my work as a designer. As I revise my works and improve them, I will be applying to graphic design internships. I’m also the Coordinator of public affairs for the Purchase student government association.

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
I got involved with Liberty Partnerships through the Great Potential Program at my high school.

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
I really enjoyed visiting colleges and getting to meet my peers from other great potential programs.

Describe how Liberty Partnerships shaped your life both in and out of the classroom.
It has helped me improve my public speaking skills, communication skills, taught me how to research resources that are available to me and to use them as much as possible. It has helped me become more comfortable with networking.

What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my ability to always work towards solutions when I experience a problem.

What advice do you have for current students?
My advice for current students is to ask for help. If you’re afraid or nervous about anything it’s okay to communicate that to your teachers, counselors, parents or friends because they are there to help you. Asking for help is better than wasting your time pretending to know something. It saves you time, the only nonrenewable resource we have as human beings.

What does community mean to you?
Community means an opportunity for growth. I plan to go back to my community one day and help their artistic and designer skills grow and improve so that they can be the artists and designers of the future.