She knew she wanted to study racial and socioeconomic disparities and effects since mid-elementary school,
when she asked our mom why some kids in her class didn't have enough food and clothes.
Now she spends her days working with youth to stay out of gangs
and creatively pursuing ways to help the formerly incarcerated find legal, safe jobs.
She is pursuing a master's degree on learning the best ways to restore
communities and victims and offenders affected by crime,
increasing the safety of all and the futures of all.
Her heart is for justice, for kindness, for opportunities for everyone.
For people to be heard and be real and have hope.
She walks her talk more than anyone else I know
and she makes me want to be a better person and remember the needs of those around me,
seen and unseen.
Out of 1300 men and women in her graduating university class,
she was chosen as the recipient of the single award for a woman
recognizing character, service, leadership, and academic achievement.
She also makes me laugh more than anyone else
and looks hotter than I do in my clothes.
I feel amazed and inspired every day
that this girl is my sister.