行政协调员/助理会计 - 农村和农民部 - 纽约州Poughkeepsie
Looking back on my time at Oakwood that is exactly what they did for me. I came to Oakwood as an eager high school freshmen determined to get into The United States Military Academy, although this was not the ‘Quaker Way’. I spent four years at Oakwood where, instead of them telling me how my dreams were too big, not a right fit or unattainable, they taught me how to follow my passion, to be deliberate in my actions, to dream, to plan and execute, allowing me to become the First African American in New York State to graduate from West Point. Today I find myself working for Rural & Migrant Ministry, Inc. a not for profit organization that is founded on the principals of creating a just New York for all. We act to overcome the prejudices and poverty that degrade and debilitate people within rural New York by building communities that celebrate diversity, achieve true mutuality and fight for dignity and opportunity to all. So in reflecting, Oakwood gave me the safe space to not be afraid to take risks, stand up for myself, and be passionate. Oakwood allowed me the supportive environment to develop into a better me and for that I am forever grateful.