Our JFEW/SUNY Scholar Allyson Schmelzer recently graduated from SUNY Geneseo! We asked her a few questions, so that she could share some of her wisdom:
What was the most meaningful lesson that you learned while in college? "The most meaningful lesson I learned in college is that knowledge truly is power and every experience and opportunity you can take advantage of, you should. Never be afraid to put yourself out there and always work hard to try and achieve your goals."
What do you wish that you knew when you were a freshman? "I wish I had known that it is okay to make mistakes and it is okay to put yourself out of your comfort zone. This is how you become a stronger person both academically and personally."
What was your most proud accomplishment during your time in college? "My most proud accomplishment during my college career is hard to determine, I have had many moments that made me proud of myself. One of the big ones would be getting accepted into the JFEW SUNY program."
We are so proud of you Allyson, and we can't wait to see where you'll go next!