Asia Raymor, the student speaker at the Magellan Circle reception, graduated this spring with her B.S. in criminal justice and a minor in criminology.
Asia is vice president of the SBS Ambassadors and recently completed an internship at the Pima County Legal Defender’s Office. She plans to work in law and public policy after attending graduate school.
Here is an excerpt from her speech:
“I am a Tucson native and the only child of an immigrant mother and hard-working father. As a first-generation college student, applying to college was overwhelming and filled me with mixed emotions. I did not have the typical college journey, but I have learned how to use my downfalls and mistakes to help me prosper.
“It has been an honor to be a part of the People College these past couple of years where I’ve been able to gain knowledge and leadership skills that I will carry throughout my life. Without the resources that SBS provides for students and without amazing benefactors such as Mr. and Mrs. Lavin, much of what I’ve been able to experience at the university wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for investing in my future.”
This story was included in the summer 2022 Developments newsletter