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.
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.