Nia is a rising junior at New Rochelle High School who plans to work as a practicing therapist.
She is preparing for her future career by taking a psychology class next year and plans to take psychology and neuroscience classes her senior year. Her goal is to learn the skill of working with and helping all different types of people so she is able to be a personable therapist one day. She wants to be able to equip people with the tools to confidently face their lives.
During the school year she loves to enrich her public-speaking and critical-thinking skills by competing on the debate team. Working in the golf shop, she is eager to gain more experience serving and working with people. She’s excited to have the opportunity to learn from golf and tennis experts again and can’t wait to see what new lessons I will be able to learn from my mentor and from my peers.
Nia is interning with Head Golf Professional Mario Guerra.
Viridiana Hernandez is a rising junior who is interested in art and devotes much of her free time to it. She would like art to be part of her career some day because it allows her to be creative and use her imagination. She says that through art she’s learned that everyone is unique and mistakes can turn into something beautiful.
She says she is ready to be a fellow and is looking forward to being mentored and learning new things that can be used toward her education and career goals. She is ready to get to know the members and the other fellows. Her goals for the summer are to become more socially engaged and to develop the skills that allow me to get to know others.
Viridiana is interning with Head Tennis Professional J.P. McConnell.
Leila Massey, a rising senior at New Rochelle High School, is an honor roll student, community volunteer and peer tutor. She wants to become an elementary school teacher.
A self-starter who loves to connect with people, Leila participates in various organizations in her school such as the Ignite mentorship program, NAACP, The Business Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. In her spare time, Leila volunteers with the theater group at The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, and she also volunteered at various food pantries during the pandemic.
Leila loves baking in her spare time, and she and a partner bake desserts and sell them during their school’s lunch hour.
During her time working as a Fellow, Leila hopes to gain a multitude of knowledge in the different topics this program has to offer.
Leila is interning with Eduardo Dimas, Front of House, and Ann Freeman, Comptroller’s Office.
Reagan Riley is a rising junior at New Rochelle High School who plans to study Forensics, AP U.S History, AP Language, and screenwriting in the fall. She’s involved in track, acting, and filmmaking. Reagan likes to keep herself busy and explore new things, from participating in sports to being creative.
Reagan wants to pursue a college program in filmmaking and is determined to be a screenwriter and director. She wants to better understand the creative process of developing artistic films. Ever since Reagan was little, she had a fascination with movies, from binge-watching them to making homemade movies with her neighbors.
Reagan is interning with Head Tennis Professional J.P. McConnell.