An interview with Ines Anous was conducted on March 25, 2021 in New York, NY, by Jahkwan Taillefer for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Ines Anous has lived a life laden with the expectations of others, primarily her parents, and oftentimes witnessed similar pressures in the lives of the students she works with. While initially Ines felt compelled by the desire to meet those expectations, eventually she decided to forge her own path in accordance with her own goals and advises others in similar situations to learn to manage the expectations of their surroundings, like she has, and have the courage to follow their passions. Listen to Ines share the strategies she used to make her parents at peace with her career choices and why she thinks it is essential to allow ourselves the time to explore what we want during our studies and beyond.
An interview with Stephany A. Pineda Cardoso was conducted on April 20, 2021, in New York, NY, by Ines Anous for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Stephany A. Pineda Cardoso was a student in the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) where she earned an associate degree in communication studies. Stephany is passionate about social justice and believes that education is a means towards creating equity. In this interview, Stephany is not afraid of being vulnerable and sharing painful experiences she endured in high school as an immigrant Latina in New York City. Watch this interview to hear her story and learn about the creative ways in which she helps her community.
An interview with Jessica Rosenthal was conducted on March 18, 2021, in New York, NY, by Ines Anous for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Jessica Rosenthal is a former student of the Accelerated Studies in Associate Programs (ASAP) and an alumna of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and Hunter College. She studied liberal arts at BMCC and political science and public policy at Hunter. While at BMCC, she also worked as an ASAP tutor providing support in English. Jessica was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her parents moved to the United Kingdom when she was one-year old. At the age of twenty-one, Jessica decided to move to New York City. In this interview, she reflects on the importance of having empathy and her aspirations of going to law school and working in the public sector.
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