At age 34, Christina Rose decided to better herself so she could find decent employment.
After obtaining her GED in 2011, Rose enrolled at St. Louis Community College unsure about her major. She was interested in the sciences but couldn’t decide. After taking some general courses, Rose decided to pursue biotechnology.
“Biotechnology is a fast-growing science. With a degree in biotechnology, I can have several different employment options,” she said.
As a single mother, Rose’s biggest challenge was obtaining the funds to not only pay for school, but also to support her family. Rose found out about the YWCA Women’s Economic Stability Partnership (WESP) scholarship from Carla Jordan, Career and Technical Education Transition Specialist at STLCC. (Click here to read the complete article)