Simone Lawrence is a First Year Fellow serving at uAspire as the Program Coordinator
1. What do you hope to gain from doing a year of service with MPF?
2.Where or who do you get your inspiration from?
My mother is a major inspiration to me. Growing up, I was fortunate to watch her go back to college and acquire her BA from Smith. Her academic pursuits altered my life forever and motivated me to work hard at whatever I do.
3. What project at your host site are you most looking forward to and why?
4. What is the greatest life lesson you’ve learned so far that you would want to share with others?
The greatest life lesson I’ve learned so far: If there is someone in your life from an older generation sit down and listen to their stories. Time spent with these individuals is precious. I am thankful for my grandparents, great aunts, and uncles for trusting me with their stories and for my aunt Nancy for stressing the importance of these exchanges.
5. What activities make you lose track of time?