Star is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with a concentration in Urban Planning. Upon graduating from Wake Technical Community College, she will transfer to Eastern Carolina University to complete her Bachelor’s degree.

Star fled an abusive relationship, moving from California to Raleigh to start a new life for herself and her two young children. Within a year of arriving in North Carolina, she has overcome homelessness and obtained her real estate license.

Star is determined to be a role model for her children and lead by example. She shares, “…pursuing my education allows me to look past challenges, to keep my dream alive, and to bear a way for the dreams of ones I live for – my children.”