Leslie Parkins, 1GLI

My Story

Headshot from above Leslie Parkins

I was able to attend the University of South Florida thanks to a Pell Grant, scholarships and student employment throughout my four years. Maintaining the G.P.A. needed to keep my scholarship was particularly stressful, but I am grateful for the administrators and faculty who helped me navigate those tough times. My career in higher education and commitment to support student learning and growth were directly shaped by these people and experiences.