Bottom Line helps first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate, and go far in life.
When I was a child, I loved the idea of having a career in healing. I wanted to be a veterinarian and care for tigers (mostly because tigers started with a T like my name). That early passion for healing led me to major in Child Development at Tufts University with a concentration in Children and Family Health.
My desire to support children and family health led me to the workforce development field. I think it's near impossible to have a healthy family in America unless the adults in the picture make a livable wage.
I currently work as a program manager for a state trust fund that disburses grants to organizations providing adults who are underemployed and unemployed access to training that'll result in higher wage-earning positions.
As someone who's used education as a catalyst to achieve a better quality of life, I love supporting organizations that are providing similar opportunities for families. Bottom Line was like my Google maps to college. From helping me plan out my application list, to campus visits, my personal statement, and FAFSA, Bottom Line was a steady source of support and guidance.