Tawanna Woolfolk '03
"The expertise, compassion, creativity and drive of Quinnipiac's professors sparked my ambition and interest to learn more about the issues that plague the most disenfranchised citizens in our society," Woolfolk said.
Woolfolk's sociology professors constantly encouraged her to think critically, ask questions and to "become" the changes she wanted to see in her community.
"My professors motivated me to go out and explore the world beyond what I knew. I took their advice, and it changed my life," she said.
Woolfolk was also inspired by University-sponsored programs featuring prominent and successful men and women of color. "These guests encouraged me to envision my potential and dream big," she said.
Woolfolk currently works at the Hill Health Center, a community-based health care facility that provides medical and behavioral services to poor and underserved individuals in New Haven. She is a clinician in its Village of Power program as well as the Community Living Room program.
"I cherish the support and guidance given to me by my Quinnipiac mentors, who still remain a large part of my life," Woolfolk said. "These individuals enabled me to fully grasp the importance and the strength that a community can provide."
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