Milt & Debbie Valera EOP Resilient Scholars Program Peer Mentor
Preferred pronoun: She/her
Major: Urban Planning with a minor in Sustainability
Expected graduation date: 2022
Role model: Christine Darden
Favorite subject: Math
Favorite hobbies: Reading and walking
Favorite quote: “Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.”
I can’t live without: My siblings
Something people might not know about me: I love pigs, I won’t eat any meat with pig in it.
If you could hang out with someone you admire (from the past or current), who would it be and why? I would like to talk to my mom from the past and ask her questions I never had the opportunity to do.
If you could change the world, what would you do? I’d try to make sure everyone had equal opportunities to thrive in a healthy sustainable environment.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? I hope to be planning more green spaces in urban areas.
What makes you resilient: I never let any obstacle get in the way of dreams. I will always continue to find a way to get what I need.