Position: Student Support Assistant
What led you to your current position? I would have to say that working with students at an after-school program during my undergrad years is what led me to my current position. I wanted to work with students of all backgrounds to support them in pursuing their academic, personal, and social-emotional goals with life. I knew this position offered that opportunity at a school setting, and this is why I decided to take a chance in making a positive impact to these young scholars in the community.
What inspires you to do this work? I have learned that there is a large variety of students that are not supported well enough to bring out their inner qualities to succeed. What inspires me to do this work is to be a resource to as much students as I can to let them know that they are capable of anything in this life. I want to educate, learn, and motivate from others bring out a positive light to students who have lost, suffered, and most of all doubted themselves through difficult moments in their life.
What is an important lesson you’ve learned in this role? An important lesson that I have learned in this role is to be patient with all the students that I work with. I realized that sometimes it will take time to make progress in supporting students to reach their goals. We cannot force or rush a student because that only leads to more stress and pressure.
Share your life motto: There are so many paths in this adventure we call life, but you are the only guide to your happiness in the end.