I first heard about TLF through a friend of mine, Jordyn Edwards, who also attended Hampton University and was a 2018 scholarship recipient. I wanted to apply to the scholarship not only because of the money, but because of the resources and networking opportunities. In the future, I hope to be able to support minorities in this field as TLF has done for me. Thanks to this scholarship, I am now able to fund business ventures that I have planned for the near future.
Once I earn my degree, I plan to reside in my hometown of Saint Paul, Minnesota and obtain a job at an agency in downtown Minneapolis. I want to pursue these goals because it is important to me that I be an example for my younger sister, future children and the younger generations of color to come.
I want to continue to stay involved with TLF because I believe in their mission and I always want to give back to those who have helped me. I think the work TLF is doing is important because diversity in the workplace is an ongoing issue that people still need to be aware of. In closing, I would like to thank my family for supporting me in everything I do, my friends for always standing by me, and the professors in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University for constantly pushing me to reach my fullest potential.