I first heard about TLF through one of my PR professors at the end of the first semester of my sophomore year. I wanted to apply to the scholarship because I liked TLF’s mission and thought it would be great to associate myself with such a wonderful organization. I believe in TLF’s mission because it grants students with opportunities and connections that serve as benefits in the long run. With this scholarship, I am now able to graduate college with a little less debt.
Once I earn my degree, I hope to pursue a Master’s in Strategic Public Relations as well as a certificate in Media and Entertainment Management from the University of Southern California. I want to pursue these goals because I hope to one day work in the entertainment industry. Bringing diversity into my field of work is important because being a minority has broadened my perspective on various issues and once I learned about the lack of diversity in the PR field, I thought I could help change that norm.
Beyond receiving the scholarship, I want to continue to stay involved with TLF because I can make connections while learning from those who are practicing in the field that I wish to pursue. I think the work TLF is doing is important because it enables minority students to get one step closer to achieving their dreams. I wanted to take a moment to thank both my professor and mentor Pallavi Kumar as well as TLF for giving me this opportunity as I value it dearly.