Humanchia emigrated to the United States to attend college. However, Humanchia’s dream of attending college was deferred. A single parent of two children, she decided perseverance was a must and chose not to allow her circumstances to dictate her future. After the implementation of new legislation, Humanchia was able to attend a GED program. She completed the course and enrolled in an accelerated course to obtain an Associate’s Degree. Working during the day and going to school in the evening, she would often get home well after midnight. The hours were grueling, but Humanchia is persistent. Humanchia enrolled at John Jay College to pursue a degree in Anthropology.

“Although the road continues to meander, I will continue to give back to my community and inspire women who are taking the long and difficult journey to self-improvement.”