Alumni Stories


Meet some of our CUNY Start alumni who explain how CUNY Start is helping them succeed in college.

Mushfica Masud, a student at Kingsborough Community College, is on the Dean’s List and earned a scholarship for academic excellence.


Freshta Mayar is studying Business Administration at Queensborough Community College and wants to open her own business someday.


Carlos Otero is a student at Bronx Community College, where he studies Media Technology and works as a college assistant with CUNY Start.



Esdras Tejeda, a student at Hostos Community College, plans to transfer to a 4-year school and earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Science.