While talking with Lahya, I learned about her background, her interests, and her goals for the future. She was born in Detroit, MI and raised in Hawthorne, CA. She is the youngest of two and was always pushed to further her education.
Lahya realized she enjoyed working with kids, helping others, and designing clothes and shoes. She wishes to be a counselor or a teacher and start a clothing line. She found interest in teaching as she worked with kids throughout high school. She found interest in fashion through modeling and sewing articles of clothing when she was younger.
Lahya loves CSULB and believes that this university will open many doors for her and help her achieve her dream career. Currently, she is majoring in Human Development and working at the YMCA. Although balancing work and school can be overwhelming, Lahya mentioned that CSULB’s wonderful teachers and opportunities help her manage the two.