When I came to Archer, I was extremely shy and very quiet. Archer encouraged me to develop my personality and find my voice, which was incredible. Now I’m talkative and I’m not afraid to share my opinion. I think people are starting to value women’s education and women’s voices more. There’s definitely a lot of great activism going on, both legally and otherwise. I’m really happy to see that Archer is a part of that process.
Being in an all-girls' environment empowered me to use my voice. The same goes for my friends. Many of them are excelling in their careers or pursuing advanced degrees. I don't think we'd be where we are if we attended a different school. It makes a lot of sense for me to give back to a place that had such a huge impact on me. If I can allow more girls to have the same experience I did, that means the world to me.
Photography by Tara Niami '11
Photo editing by Daniel Rarela