Ferni Cruz

12th Grade high school coordinator

“I am a dream still dreaming” – Nayyirah Waheed

Area of Expertise: Navigating a highly selective college admissions process, community building, and providing a positive outlook when tackling challenges.

Education: B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Wellesley College

Soundtrack of my Life: Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Guilty Pleasures: Reality television shows and Popeye’s fried chicken

Hobbies: Spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, playing my ukulele, traveling to a new city or country or living vicariously through hosts of any Travel Channel television show

Dream Destination: Backpacking through South America

Why I care about making breakthroughs happen: As a first-generation-to-college student, I know firsthand the impact that a community of mentors and peers can have in ncouraging a student to not only realize but believe in their own potential. I am passionate about supporting students in their journeys to and through college and hope to be an advocate for students when it comes to tackling issues of equity and access in academia.

ferni[a]btny.org