Alondra, 16 – Funded

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

When Alondra Nallely Torres Munoz, a junior at Lincoln College Prep, graduates from high school, she wants to pursue a career in physical therapy. She has her eye on the University of Kansas or the University of Missouri as the next step to help her achieve this goal.

What is something you are most proud of?

I am proud of maintaining a 3.7 GPA and above throughout my high school career and participating in extracurricular activities including ROTC, robotics, dance team, and the National Honor Society.

Have you gone through any tough or challenging times? If yes, how did you deal with those challenges?

I’ve gone through the challenge of being one of nine children in my household and not receiving the help or support I’ve needed throughout high school. I overcame this obstacle by staying focused on my work while being determined to give my best effort to my teachers’ assignments.

What does it mean to you to be selected as a Girl on the Rise?

I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to be part of this program.

What inspired you to want to be involved with Girls on the Rise?

My inspiration was my big sister, Lindsay, because she has always motivated me to become a successful woman like her. Thanks to her, now I’m one step closer to going to college.

How will funding from the 1,000 Dreams Fund help you reach your goals? In other words: Why is the opportunity to visit your prospective colleges important to your journey?

It is important to me that I visit the University of Missouri because I want to get a visual understanding of the campus.