Analaura L., 17 – Funded

High-school senior Analaura L. has her sights set on becoming a lawyer — and her next step is studying law and business at one of her dream colleges. This Girl on the Rise favors schools like NYU, UC Berkeley, University of Hawaii, UCLA, and Harvard!

What is something you are most proud of?

I am most proud of my kind heart.

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

There was a time I felt hopeless and defeated.

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

This will be an amazing opportunity to continue building a future and exploring new possibilities.

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

I was told about it by my mom and my big [from Big Brothers Big Sisters]. Hearing it from them made me want to do it.

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?

I think that these opportunities are something I can’t let pass by — and visiting the colleges can help give me a glimpse of the potential future I could have.

What schools will you use the funding to visit, and why?

NYU or Eastern Nazarene College are two schools that I would love to visit and explore each college’s communities and college life. Both are also on the East Coast which is very convenient.