Hometown/High school: Yakutat, Yakutat High School
My College/Degree:Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Phone/Email: 907-742-2283 / Esther.Sperry@alaska.gov
Why I went to college:
Going to college prepared me to be successful both professionally and personally. In high school, I realized that in order to get a stable and well-paying job I needed an education after high school. Now as a college graduate I can see the multiple opportunities that are available because of my degree. Going to college also allowed me to explore my interests and grow personally. I learned to think critically and ask questions. While a degree requires dedication and hard work, the results are well worth the effort.
Why I chose to be a College & Career Guide:
There was no College & Career Guide at my high school. I had to figure out how to get to, and pay for, college on my own. I want to be a College & Career Guide so I can help students who need assistance navigating the college enrollment and financial aid process.