College: Hunter College
My name is Maria and I was raised in Greenpoint, a neighborhood in Brooklyn known for its predominantly Polish population. Despite the challenges Polish families face building new lives in America, they are very proud of their heritage and culture and instill that pride in their children. We are the reason our parents came to America, and they have taught us to work hard so that we could have better lives than they did. From an early age, I have always focused more on my future than the present, of the dreams my family hoped I would one day reach. I always strive to be better, and with every achievement I want to go further.
As a sophomore at Hunter College, this philosophy on life continues to guide me. Everyday is full of new ideas, plans, and lists for the future. I intend on majoring in economics, but am interested in political philosophy and languages as well. One of my greatest passions in college is studying abroad. So far I have been to Italy with Hunter College and look forward to more trips with CUNY. I love travelling and am considering a career in consulting because it would allow me to pursue this passion. I would ultimately want to find a career that I truly love, one which could combine my interests with something I enjoy doing.
New York Needs You is helping me find a direction for my life. I am learning things about the professional world that I did not know before – for example, my major does not necessarily determine my career. I love that each member of the staff is so friendly and truly wants to get to know you. NYNY will help me realize my full potential and tranform my strengths and talents into a successful career.