Sen18r Year

After a long 4 years, I’ve finally received my bachelor’s degree in Communications, along with a minor in French language.

It’s been a long road to graduation; with laughter, tears, identity crises, and even dealing with deaths of people close to me- but I can finally say I made it to the end.

College has taught me so much about myself, allowed me to find passions that I never knew I had in me. I’ve made so many lifelong (hopefully) friends that feel like family, as well as improved myself for the better. I’ve began taking my writing more serious than I ever have (though my lack of consistent content the past few months doesn’t show it), as well as became more confident in things I produce, and myself as a whole.

Though I constantly complain about how much I hate the University at Albany- which is a lot, I can’t lie and say that I won’t miss it. I’ll miss my friends being down the hall, staying up until 4 A.M. talking about nothing, late nights sitting by the fountain just listening to music, my meetings that I sometimes dread going to because I felt like I had one every day, and even the staff here who were like mentors to me.

I’ll never forget Phenomenal Voices and the Posh Daily- two organizations that I had the pleasure of serving as a member of the executive board for. These organizations not only allowed me to meet amazing people, but tap into an inner creative that I never thought about bringing to life. Phenomenal Voices helped my growth as a writer, and got me out of my comfort zone to perform in a show for the first time, while the Posh Daily gave me the opportunity to improve my editorial style writing and start taking up graphic design; pushing me to start this website and freelance graphic designing. I was even published as a writer in our very first magazine!

I’m forever thankful for my experience at UAlbany, and I’m happy that they allowed this girl from the Bronx to be the first of her siblings to receive their bachelors degree. Everyone I’ve met here has helped me grow- whether it’s in a major or minor way.

Farewell UAlbany, I’m sure I’ll be back sooner than I even think.

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