Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: Psychology, State University of New York at Albany
As a first-generation college student, Miriam was always taught the importance of education. Her parents often reminded her that education is the gateway to success, and no matter where someone is or where they are going, if they have an education, no one can take that away from them. Growing up in an urban city and attending urban schools her entire life opened Miriam’s eyes to the many injustices of the school system. She decided that she wanted to be a part of the change she would like to see in the world, and Blue Engine’s mission immediately caught her attention as a program that would help nurture her into who she wanted to become one day—an educator who is dedicated to seeing that each and every student has an equal opportunity for success. Just as her parents ingrained in her, “prior planning prevents poor performance.” She is looking forward to this new journey!