Hi! My name is Lov’e. I am a freshman at Northern Arizona University. My major is Social Work. This is my first year as a Blavin Scholar. Blavin has already helped me tremendously and I haven’t even started college yet. I was in great need of financial support for college and Blavin started by providing me with resources to pay for college. In addition to helping me with my finances for college the people in charge of Blavin have already helped me with other things going on in my life. Because I’m in the Blavin Scholar’s program, I got to participate in the STAR Program for first generation college students. During the STAR Program it was great to have mentors and people to talk to when I was struggling or when I was lonely. Because of Blavin I was able to explore outside of campus when I was stressed out with my summer school classes. Outside of school, the Blavin administration is helping me with really big problems, like getting my health insurance back and figuring out my citizenship. These are problems that I couldn’t solve alone. It’s a great feeling to know you have people to talk to even when it’s not about school. It’s a great feeling to know you’re not the only one out there looking out for you but other people are looking out for you as well. Because of Blavin I don’t feel alone starting college.
As for right now I’m part of the Black Student Union and Student Support Services. I connected with these organizations when I was at school for summer school. I’m excited about being a part of them and finding other clubs to join as well.
I spent 5 years in the foster system in Tucson, Arizona.
During college I plan on being involved in the campus community and forming a network of people who will help you me get the career I want to have. I plan on doing everything I can to get good grades and succeed.
After college I hope to help international refugees who come to the U.S. and make a difference in their lives.