Academic Program for Excellence (APEX) Scholar
Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Scholar
Where are you from?
Des Moines, IA
What are your career aspirations?To work in student affairs.
What advice do you have for future ISU multicultural students?
Something I would say to a multicultural student who is considering Iowa State is that there are so many opportunities for success here! They are offices like the Multicultural Student Affairs Office that offers so much for the students like, financially, they have scholarships; socially, we have many clubs and organizations for multicultural students, and there many perks like free printing, a free tutor and much more. There are also students on this campus who want to see you succeed so get to know them and get involved on campus.
What does it mean to you to be an APEX Scholar?
I love being an APEX scholar. Because of APEX I had the opportunity to build my foundation and the person I wanted to be going into college. I met so many new people, not only students but also staff and faculty members that work on campus and that helped me know that I would have support during my time here at Iowa State.
What advice do you have for new APEX Scholars?
Advice that I would give to a new APEX scholar is to not be afraid to try new things. APEX is that bridging program from high school to college, use this time to figure out who you are, the things that you enjoy, and get to know people who aren’t like you.
What experiences have been most meaningful to you while a student?
Let’s start with APEX and the fact that I got to meet all of these people beforehand. When I started in the fall I truly didn’t have any fears for what was ahead. Since APEX I continue to grow not only as a student but as a leader on campus. Another experience that is meaningful to me is being an MVP scholar. I have learned so much about different identities and about myself as a scholar and I cannot thank MVP enough for the support that I receive. MSA has really influenced the person I am and how I’ve been successful in college.