I was born and raised in Jamaica and I decided that when I was 13 that I wanted to go to college in America. Two years ago I moved to Colorado because my aunt suggested that CCA was the perfect college for me. I didn’t understand what she was saying until I spent a few months here. When I came here, I felt welcome. I feel like I’m part of this big family - almost everyone here knows me. I am very thankful for many CCA staff: Phebe Lassiter and Robin Blish – they have pushed me and stayed on me to accomplish things; James Gray – he inspired me that I can do anything and trust in myself; Michael Broadbent – he has helped me with finances and helped me discover a better payment plan for my education. Also everyone in Recruitment and Orientation has helped to raise my confidence; they got me out of my comfort zone and would push me to speak up. I am planning to graduate from CCA in spring 2017 and I plan to transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver and earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science.