BlavinScholars.org: What degree(s) will you be receiving this spring?
Arisbeth: I will be receiving a BA in International Affairs
BlavinScholars.org: What awards or honors have you received while at NAU?
Arisbeth: The Gold Axe Award and Deans List
BlavinScholars.org: What is your major and what inspired you to pursue that particular major?
Arisbeth: I love history, culture, politics, and religion and International Affairs has all that plus depending on what you do you get the chance to travel
BlavinScholars.org: What are your short-term goals for after graduation?
Arisbeth: Find a job in human rights or something related to my field
BlavinScholars.org: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Arisbeth: I see myself working abroad for an international organization
BlavinScholars.org: How have you grown as a person since first entering college?
Arisbeth: I’ve learned to take life one step at a time and not overthink about everything
BlavinScholars.org: What excites you most about your future?
Arisbeth: The ability to have an impact in someone’s life and be someone’s role model
BlavinScholars.org: What advice about higher education and life, in general, would you give to high school students who have experienced foster care?
Arisbeth: To not give up, there are a lot of people out there that want to help you. If you take the time and put effort in finding scholarships you will find them, it just takes patience.
BlavinScholars.org: What advice would you offer to incoming Blavin Scholars?
Arisbeth: Take advantage of the help the program offers. They really want to help you out.
BlavinScholars.org: What’s your biggest takeaway from your experience as a Blavin Scholar?
Arisbeth: It helps to have other people that have somewhat been through the same thing, it gives you comfort. The Blavin program gave me a lot of professional skills, which has prepared me for the real life after graduation.