When I first found out about the Yes She Can Campaign I was an anxious and stressed out student worrying about my future. I was stressed out because I am from a suburb outside of Houston named Katy, Texas and am currently attending a University that I thought was the one for me. A university that I had soon to realize it was not the one for me. I knew deep in my heart that I belong in Washington D.C to which I had previously visited when I attended the March For Our Lives rally that was put on by the students of Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida.

Jessica attending The March for Our Lives in Washington D.C.

Late one night I was roaming through the George Washington University Instagram when I found Zaniya Lewis’s Instagram page and saw that not only does she attend GWU but she was a transfer, which is what I of course would be since I currently attend a university in the state of Texas. The next day I had messaged Zaniya wondering what it took exactly to get accepted to George Washington University and that’s when I found out about the Yes She Can Campaign. Zaniya had a lot of helpful information about what I needed to do to apply for this upcoming fall and then after told me about how the Yes She Can Campaign was looking for ambassadors! I knew after talking to her that I 100% wanted to get involved in an organization that’s main goal is to help women overcome their adversities while completing their education. I am a first generation college student with a single mother who has been a waitress as long as I could remember, and 4 older sisters who did not attend college. Having Zaniya help me and talk to me about what I needed was more guidance than I have ever gotten at home. That’s when I knew I wanted to apply for the ambassador program to be able to help other girls who were like me, a stressed out student wanting her dreams to come true. I will forever be thankful for Zaniya’s help and being able to be an Ambassador for the YesSheCanCampaign.

Jessica with her YesSheCanCampaign T-Shirt

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