First Literacy Scholar: Diana

Diana is from the Dominican Republic where much of the country lives in poverty. She is the first in her family to move to the United States looking for opportunities for a better life. She excelled in academics of all levels in her home country despite the toxic household she grew up in. Diana intended to follow in the footsteps of her mother and become an engineer after schooling. When she came to the United States, she realized that this was not her true passion, and decided she wanted to become a nurse instead. Diana came to the United States to achieve something greater with her life, and she intends to do so by using her education to help others.

Diana is a member of the Commonwealth Honors Society, the National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as Senator-at-Large in the Student Government Associate and Vice President of Scholarship in the Alpha Kappa Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She is currently enrolled in classes at Bunker Hill Community College and is studying for the TEAS exam – a standardized exam required for students entering a nursing program.

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