Phone: (804) 213-2482
My passion for helping others was really cultivated at the University of Virginia. Whether it was volunteering as a Big Sister to middle school girls or assisting my peers in UCS as a Career Peer Educator, I found myself drawn to service. I was selected to join Virginia College Advising Corps where I served as an adviser to high-schoolers across Virginia and upon completion of this program, I joined RVA Future to continue the work of addressing the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented students. I am now going into my fourth year at Jayem and each day is an adventure and a truly humbling experience. I always look forward to hearing the dreams and goals of our students and that's why I love this job!
The goal of the Future Center is to ensure that all students graduate with a plan after high school. That plan can be attending a 4-year college or university, a 2-year junior or community college, a technical or trade school, enlisting in the military, or entering the workforce. I also work with students in the following areas:
· College Applications
· Finding and applying for scholarships
· Financial Aid
· FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
· Registering for the SAT and ACT
· SAT & ACT fee waivers
· Employment during high school or over the summer
· Employment after high school
· Summer enrichment opportunities
· Essay writing workshops
· Choosing a career pathway
· Anything that has to do with the “next steps” after high school!
Let me know if you (student/parent/guardian) have any questions or concerns. I am here to help! I am at Jayem every day and after school on most days. Students are welcome any time with a pass! If you are a parent/guardian who would like to set up a meeting, please let me know!