First Literacy Scholar: Marie

Marie came to Boston eight years ago when the United States welcomed victims of Haiti’s 7.2 earthquake in 2010. She stayed with friends, found work housekeeping, and ate turkey sandwiches morning, noon and night to save for her own home. She studied English at the Cambridge Community Learning Center and in two years went from housekeeper to waitress to Certified Nursing Assistant. Marie will build on her successful first year at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with more courses this fall toward her Bachelor’s degree in nursing.