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"Class Of 2019" - Strong Stories


Sana Haseeb

Sana Haseeb

For Sana Haseeb, ’19, helping others has always been an important part of her life. When she arrived at Meredith, she sought out ways to lend a helping hand around campus and in the local community.


Leslie Arreaza

Leslie Arreaza

As a transfer student Leslie Arreaza, ’19, struggled to find her place at Meredith, but it was through her passion for helping immigrants and refugees that she found her voice and her place at Meredith.


Shanzila Chowdhury

Shanzila Chowdhury

As a dual degree engineering student Shanzila Chowdhury, ’19, describes her Meredith journey as one of persistence and determination - and it has paid off. Post-graduation, Shanzila accepted a full-time position as an electrical engineer. 


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Belle Williams

Fulbright grant recipient Belle Williams, ’19, loved the Spanish language from a very young age, inspiring her to study Spanish and international studies.


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Hannah Naylor

Hannah Naylor, '19, held numerous internships during her time at Meredith, which prepared her for a career in the communication and public relations field.


Jennifer Orellana

Jennifer Orellana

Jennifer Orellana, ’19, has always enjoyed working with children, which sparked her interest in becoming a teacher. That was partially why she came to Meredith. But she discovered a new passion.


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Jada Labriado

Through her time at Meredith College, Jada Labriado, ’19, has grown in her confidence and independence, planning to use her double major in biology and communication to pursue a career in dentistry.


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Emily Wilkinson

Emily Wilkinson, ’19, has always had a passion for children and individuals with special needs. Her Meredith experience has grown that passion and her own personal experiences have inspired her to become a special education teacher.


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Caroline Garrett

Caroline Garrett, ’19, aims to change the world through advocacy. With a passion for helping others, she is pursuing degrees in social work and psychology with a minor in sociology.


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Berekia Divanga

When Berekia Divanga, ’19, moved from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, to Raleigh in 2012, she brought her ambition and determination.


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