Our next Alumni in the spotlight is Genesis! She was one of our very first Bond Family Summit Awardees, and despite graduating during the tumultuous year of 2020, she is pressing forward to work towards becoming a nurse! We are immensely proud of all of her hard work, and we are so excited to see what comes up next for her! 

High School Attended: Greeley West High School Class of 2020
Institution Attended: Attended the University of Tampa for the first year, now at the University of Northern Colorado
Field of Study: Nursing

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

Dream Team gave me the opportunity to explore all of my college options, even out-of-state ones, which is how I discovered the University of Tampa, which is where I went for my first year after high school. I also earned both the Dream Team Scholarship and the Bond Family Summit Award, which were a huge help with the cost of college, especially going out of state my first year. Having that extra support and mentorship from Dream Team has been invaluable.

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

My personal goal for the nursing program is to finish with a GPA higher than 3.7 (to graduate at least Magna Cum Laude!) and pass the NCLEX exam so that I can become a licensed nurse, all while being a new mom. So far, I have achieved the first step of that goal: getting accepted to the nursing program at UNC!

What is one of your best memories of being in the Dream Team?

My high school Advisor, Edith, gave me information about the Med Prep Program in high school, and she helped me apply. I’ll never forget getting to share the news that I had been accepted with her. That experience definitely confirmed my interest in becoming a nurse.

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

I would tell them to fight for what you want; whatever your goals and dreams might be. If you want to go out of state, do it. Whatever you do, though, put in the maximum effort to achieve what you want. Without the effort, you will not get there.