Golden Women Book Scholarship Winner
Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Why continuing an education is so important to her:
Growing up, my family struggled. I watched my mom provide for our family by working late nights and two jobs. She struggled to put food on the table every night. The only thing she asked in return was to go to college and get a good job; to learn from her mistakes of not continuing her education. I want to be able to tell her that we made it because without her, I would not be the woman I am today.
Tia is/was apart of:
At UNLV, I helped create and organize the Creative Writing club on campus with eight other students. Because of this, I was made the vice president for two semesters. Currently I am working with the Academic Success Center to create a club that works with students to promote academic success throughout campus. Coming this fall, I will officially start and be the president of the ASC Club on campus.
Tia, what does the term “Golden Women” mean to you?
The term Golden Women mean to me that as a woman, I am a powerful individual who can accomplish absolutely anything that I put my mind to. It means that women around me will not bring me and my goals down but instead help empower me to do better.
Tia, describe something that is plaguing young women today and explain what can be done to turn it around? What can you do to help?
Right now, I personally feel that women today is under attack by the President of the United States. By cutting the budget of Planned Parenthood, our rights are being taking away from us in a not so discrete way. To turn this around, we can continue to march and push forward. We have to keep talking in order to get our voice heard. If we don't, our voice will be taken away from us. I can keep raising awareness within my peer groups. This is something that is pushing the future of women back, not helping us succeed.