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Meet the Scholar: Anika Shields

Anika graduated from Achievement First Hartford High School and is now attending Wellesley University.

“It is not easy to describe what my first few weeks at Wellesley have been like in only 3-5 sentences. I am constantly in awe that I get to surround myself with hard-working, accomplished, and generally, amazing people (students, faculty, and staff) who truly want to change the world around them, and that motivates me to want to do the same. Being at an all-women’s college has definitely allowed me to feel more empowered in the way that I live. I am so thankful for Hartford Promise scholarship for covering a portion the cost of attending Wellesley, as well as establishing a network of scholars I can connect with.”