Hello! My name is Carissa, and I am a junior at IUPUI studying health sciences. I am the new program assistant for Upward Bound. I am super excited to be working close-knit with a program that has changed my life.
Upward Bound was the first step to prepare me for college, and I felt I wanted to repay them. I thought, what better way could I repay them than by going back and putting in the work. Giving back to students who were in my shoes through mentoring and providing real college advice and experiences is very important to me.
I hope to create even more wonderful experiences through this program by being on the other side. I cannot wait to meet you all, and I hope Upward Bound makes a huge impact on you now and in the future, as it did for me!