"When I moved here from Cali, Columbia I had a dream of playing volleyball and getting my college degree. I have very little money and needed to figure things out so I could go to college. I’m so grateful to my mentors for helping me find my path. First Salt Lake Community College, then Westminster College and finally I’m independent and finishing my degree in accounting at the University of Texas.
One of my favorite quotes is, "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.”
Every time I feel like something happens that sets me back, I feel like the set back is just something that opens up new doors and possibilities.” - Mayra
"Mayra is learning that successful people have a life dream and that successful completion is the only option. She is learning that when one door closes another door opens that is leading her closer to her goals," - Randy Oakley, Pacia Life Coach.