Kodiak Guide Profile

Bryan Rivera

Corrisa Heyes

Hometown/High school: Kodiak, Kodiak High School

My College/Degree: Bachelor's of Science in Applied Mathematics from UAF

Phone/Email: 907-481-2524 / corrisa.heyes@alaska.gov

Personal Biography:

Why I went to college:

I was studious in high school; I loved the math and science classes, specifically calculus, physics, and statistics. I went to college because that was the next step for me, it was expected. I knew the jobs that I was interested in would require a college degree and I wasn't willing to settle for something less. I went to UAF and studied Applied Mathematics because I realized that the math courses were what I enjoyed the most.

Why I chose to be a College & Career Guide:

As a recent college graduate, I look back and see that there is so much that I wish I'd have known before I went. I feel like I have so much advice to give students interested in any form of Post-Secondary Education: be it a certificate program at KOC or a Master's degree at an ivy-league university. I believe in the College & Career Guide program; there is a shroud of mystery surrounding the idea of education after high school and piercing that veil can be daunting. I know I'll be able to make a difference in the lives of the students I come in contact with, and that is the best job I could ask for.