Which community college are you currently attending?

Riverside City College

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Which program are you pursuing and what about the subject intrigues you most?

I am pursuing Psychology. This subjects interest me because I grew up around abnormal psychological problems, which has made me want to help people I watched growing up including my mother.

What are your education and career aspirations?

I want to become a Clinical Psychologist, with my PhD. And I want to become a Physician.

What is a fun fact about you that few people know?

A fun fact about me is that I love to swim.

What is your favorite book/movie/song and why?

My favorite song is Hero by Mariah Carey because it has helped me find strength throughout my whole life.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4FCb4CUbFCMNRkI6lYc1zI

What is your current favorite streaming binge and why?

The Good Doctor because I feel many emotions while watching it.

In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time I enjoy bonding with my brother and sisters.

How are you practicing self-care during this difficult time?

I am practicing self-care by trying to have a regular sleep schedule.

How are you adjusting to remote life and what are your tips to stay motivated?

I am adjusting better than last fall, now back on top of my grades. A tip I have is to ask for help. Sometimes it feels like I should have it all together and figure it out on my own. But I shouldn’t, and if there is help, accept it.

As a Point Community College Scholarship Recipient, what is your message to other LGBTQ+ students?

Remember to embrace who you are and find like-minded people who will accept you, mistakes and all. Ask for help and be open to constructive criticism.

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This post’s responses were submitted by Point Community College Scholarship Recipient Layla Kimbles (She/Her/Hers).

Kimbles is currently pursuing a degree in psychology at Riverside City College. Read more about Layla here.

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