Venora

Venora
Cal State East Bay
Major: Communications

Did you always want to go to college?
Yes, ever since I was a little kid. My aunt and uncle, who helped raise me, went to Cal State East Bay.

What is the biggest way Renaissance Scholars helped you?
When I was applying, I was only conditionally accepted. The ILPS contacted the Renaissance Scholars coordinator and helped us work it out. Since then we meet at least once a quarter.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would like to get into San Diego State and get a masters degree in sports management. They have a really good program.

If you could give a message to all current foster youth, what would you say?
Go beyond what is expected of you, and what you expect of yourself.
Don’t be another foster youth statistic—those that don’t graduate high school or college.