In 2012, Nancy and her family fell on hard times. Displaced, they became homeless and had to move into a shelter temporarily. It was an eye-opening experience and it gave Nancy insight into the flaws of New York City’s Homeless Services. During meetings with her caseworker, Nancy noticed the resources extended to her were outdated and out of touch with the needs of a recently displaced family. In most cases, she didn’t meet the income requirements, education level or family composition to qualify for anything that could improve her situation. Inspired to help others like herself and provide for her family, Nancy decided to return to school. Nancy enrolled at John Jay College to pursue a degree in Public Administration.

“I would love to work in the nonprofit sector to help individuals who need assistance accessing and gaining the essential tools and resources that they need to become employed and self-sufficient.”