Service is a part of who I am:
I have shown my love for service by engaging in such service activities as my very own mentorship program that partners with an educator by the name of Andrea Gardner of Mastery Charter High School in Philadelphia. Since my first year I Penn State, I have allowed Mrs. Gardner's students of grades 10 through 12 to visit the Pennsylvania State University each semester with the purpose of assisting the girls in their dreams to apply and attend the university. I provided guidance and assistance on ways to apply to the university, apply for scholarships, and provided a weekend long experience of campus life. Urban Service Experience in Washington D.C. through the Penn State Service Trip program held an alternative Thanksgiving break service trip in 2010. In Washington D.C., we volunteered at many different organizations that provided services to the homeless of our nation's capital. We provided food for over 5,000 people in shelters, served a breakfast to over 100 homeless men and women, and helped distribute furniture, clothes, and toys to families who were just escaping poverty. I am a proud graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls where I graduated as Service Club/Student Government President. In that position, I experienced the trials of maintaining our high schools sisterhood known as the "Intangible Spirit by maintaining the traditions of service, charity, and school politics. I am also a Resident Assistant at Penn State where I serve as a role model, resource, leader, and policy enforcer for the freshmen ladies of Brumbaugh Hall. With this position comes responsibility of upholding morals and leadership for the many students of Penn State. Being a Resident Assistant is a full time act of service and leadership to my community at Penn State.
Academic Experience at Penn State
My major is Health Policy and Administration and I wish to be amongst the leaders in the Healthcare industry and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Graduating from my lovely Alma Mater, The Philadelphia High School for Girls, provided me with excellent preparation for the college experience. Entering Penn State, I was awarded such scholarships as the Rho Theta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated's Ivy Legacy scholarship, the Wilt Chamberlain Memorial scholarship for service, and the Philadelphia Foundation scholarship for service and merit.