Bonjou, zanmi m! I’m from Indianapolis, Indiana, I am the child of Haitian migrants, and I also have a reputation for laughing. A lot. I’m currently an undergraduate studying Anthropology here at Indiana University Bloomington. Throughout my college journey so far, I’ve contemplated changing my major several times, even to this day, but I have faith that whatever I decide to do – and however I decide to do it - will ultimately be for the best. I also believe my first generation, low income, and migrant background gives me a unique perspective to work with as a peer mentor. There’s something overwhelming yet bittersweet in knowing that my past might inspire someone else’s future.
Some of my favorite motivational quotes that I promise I didn’t look up specifically for this bio:
“Be brave . . . Speaking through fear today will allow someone else to speak without it tomorrow . . . Know that you are exactly where you need to be . . . Know that you belong in the spaces that you are in . . . Who cares about fitting the mold when you can create a new one all together?” – Lyric Swinton, What I have learned as a first generation college student, TEDx University of South Carolina
“I don’t believe in competing for what I want. I believe in creating what I want. . . I don’t believe that I need to take anything away from anyone else.” – Zain Asher, Trust your struggle, TEDx Euston
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be!” – Maya Angelou