Graduate Spolight: Karelis Hernandez

Karelis Hernandez

Major/School or College:

Psychology Minor in Marketing College of Arts and Sciences

Honors, achievements or involvements:

Vice President, Treasurer and Academic Chair of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Program Director of National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
Dean’s List
Literacy Corps (4 years)
Say Yes to Education

Where you will be working and residing post-graduation
How did you benefit from being an OTHC scholar?

In the Summer I will be interning at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. I will be doing research and working closely with doctors. In the fall I will be going to nursing school in Florida.

How did you benefit from being an OTHC Scholar

Being an Our Time Has Come scholar has given me many opportunities such as networking with other OTHC alumnae. Through events hosted by the Office of Program Development I’ve had the chance to network with doctors and lawyers who share by background and who have gone through similar struggles that I’ve overcame. Seeing this motivated me and gave me hope that one day I would be in their shoes.

What words of advice or encouragement would you offer to current students?

Never give up on your dreams or let others tell you it’s not possible. Anything you put your mind and heart into can be attained.

What would you say to encourage alumni to support the OTHC scholarship?

Please support and contribute to the lives of other students. If it wasn’t for the help of the donors we wouldn’t be able to be where we are right now. You do make a huge difference in our lives!

What are you looking forward to most as an alumna of SU?

I’m looking forward to give back to my SU community and helping students who look like me take advantage of all the opportunities I received.

Gracias Karelis! Congratulations!

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