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Stephania Quintero

Sometimes things get tough but please keep going! Nothing great happens without a little hard work. It is also extremely important to befriend a professor and have them as a mentor. Their network can also become your network if they see that you are passionate and want to succeed. Last but not least, get involved in clubs!

Advice for the Class of 2024

Stephania

What does being a First-Generation College Graduate mean to you?

I means the world to me. Knowing that my parents dream of having all of their children graduate from college is coming true is amazing.

What is your proudest moment from your time at Ithaca College?

My proudest moment from my time at Ithaca College was winning the American Advertising Federations Most Promising Multicultural Student award.

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Who are the family members, friends or loved ones who have been most influential throughout your college journey? Are there any words of gratitude you would like to share with them?

The family members that have been the most influential throughout my journey were my parents and my sister. I owe all my success to them. My roommates were also very influential throughout my college years because they were my family while I was away.

Who are the staff, faculty or mentors who have been most influential throughout your college journey? Are there any words of gratitude you would like to share with them?

My greatest mentor throughout my years was definitely Scott Hamula. Whenever he saw an opportunity that applied to me, he always reached out. I owe a lot of my success to Scott. Thank you so much for everything Scott!

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Are there any Clubs, Activities, or Involvements that you were a part of at Ithaca College?

I was a part of AMA.

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What do you plan or hope to do now that you have graduated?

Now that I have graduated, I hope to find a job in New York City soon and then move to NYC a year from now.