This month’s Alumni Spotlight is on Evelin C! After graduating from Greeley West, she began her next adventure at Columbia College Chicago. We’re thrilled to stay in touch with her and be a small part of her incredible journey, and we know there are amazing things up ahead!

High School Attended: Greeley West High School Class of 2020
Institution Attending: Columbia College Chicago
Field of Study:
Communications Major and Entrepreneurship Minor

What aspect of being in the Dream Team has stuck with you?

An aspect that has stuck with me from The Greeley Dream Team is to not be afraid to ask for help. Dream Team made me feel comfortable asking questions as I am a first-generation student. Everyone from Advisors to my peers helped me throughout my journey, and I couldn’t be more thankful.

What are your goals for the future, and what goals have you achieved? 

My goal is to create a safe and inclusive space for underrepresented communities. To get there, I want to engage with others through different mediums and help them realize their story matters. My goals achieved so far have been attending my dream school in the city and working to better my mental health.

What is one of your favorite memories of the Dream Team?

I have many, but my favorite memories from the Dream Team are from the summer college trips. I got to learn and experience the different campuses while meeting students from other schools with the same mindset as me about college.

4. What is one piece of advice you would give a Dream Team student who has just graduated high school?

My advice would be to live completely in the moment. After graduating high school, every decision could feel life-changing and daunting as we come into adulthood. Yet we are so young and have many opportunities to succeed and fail; both outcomes are necessary to live life. You will never get the chance to relive a single day in your life, so make sure you take advantage of it doing what you want.