For Sandra, her son has been her constant motivation to better herself and her family. A college education means prosperity for Sandra. With long-term goals to obtain a master’s degree in public administration and acquire a leadership role with the Center for Excellence in Youth Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), Sandra is committed to taking an active role in helping students who may lack the resources and mentorship that others have had to aid in their success.

“Education means a great deal to me because it has transformed my life. I have developed the skills and qualifications needed to build a better life for myself and be a provider to my son.”