Shyanne Carpenter

Hostos Community College ASAP '09

Major: Teacher Education

Future plan: To teach math in the NYC school system


  How has ASAP impacted your education?

ASAP has affected me in more ways than I thought it would. They have kept me motivated and on track. I used to feel like my education meant nothing to anyone but me. Now, that is not the case; no matter what I need, there is someone-a tutor, academic advisor, career services-to help me out. The ASAP staff is like a second family to me. I'm more than ‘one of their students.' They care for me as a person.


Who inspires you?

My daughter, Shania, inspires me. She makes me want more in life. My mom also inspires me. Even though she never graduated from high school, she never gave up; she got her GED and attended college while raising four children alone.


What are your future career plans?

I plan to teach elementary school or intermediate school math in the New York City public school system. I would like to come back to teach in the communities where I went to school to be a role model for the children.



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