First Literacy Scholar: Kherrina

Kherrina is from Kingston, Jamaica – a city known for its vibrant night life and severe economic hardship. Her childhood was not easy. She grew up in a toxic environment, but still managed to be an exemplary student. Her hard work paid off and she was placed in one of the top schools in her area. She eventually enrolled in college and did her best to juggle work, school, and parenting. During her 2nd year of college the father of her daughter was tragically murdered, forcing Kherrina to put her college education on hold. Shortly after the father of her child was gunned down Kherrina lost her job. In 2015 she decided to move with her daughter to the United States in search of a better life. In May 2024 Kherrina graduated from Southern New Hampshire University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She plans to pursue a career in mass media.

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