I graduated from York College in Spring of 2015. I joined the TRIO Student Support Services program during my freshman year. A program representative came to my Student Development class to discuss the resources that TRIO offers. I knew TRIO would be a great program to join because I needed help navigating college. Once I joined the program I met with my counselor every month to discuss my academic and professional goals. I received so much support and kind words of encouragement.
The TRIO staff members are all amazing and incredibly helpful. Each person has demonstrated a passion for helping students succeed by encouraging and empowering students to work hard. I used most of the services TRIO offered, such as; the workshops, the computer lab, and the tutoring services. I loved all the tutoring help I received from the program. The tutors were professional, encouraging, and extremely helpful. Each tutoring session was beneficial. I am happy that TRIO and the staffers were a part of my college experience.
I’m currently pursuing a master's degree in public service management at the City College of New York and work as a community caseworker for Congressman Gregory Meeks' Rockaway Peninsula office.