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Abigail Sarinana

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Bio

My passions and ambitions that drive me to do what I want to do are to help. Help one another and help people who might be struggling around me. And also to teach. To be able to influence future generations at a young age is amazing in my eyes. Knowing that one has that impact to change a student's viewpoints for the better and to their greatest potentials? Is immaculate! I want students to see me as not only their educator but their friend. And hopefully, after a few years of teaching, I can then transition into becoming a counselor. You never know what a student may be going through. Sometimes a class is their best escape. Let's impact these generations one classroom at a time, shall we?

Education

Richland Community College

Associate's degree program
2018 - 2020
  • Majors:
    • Early Childhood Education and Teaching

North Mesquite H S

High School
2014 - 2018

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Education

    • Dream career goals:

      Counseling and/or up my position to principle

    • Concierge

      Galleria Dallas
      2020 – Present4 years
    • I managed organized seating in the dining room and sort reservations for our residents events.

      Hostess
      2019 – 20201 year
    • Server

      Edgemere Senior Living Dining Department
      2018 – 20202 years

    Sports

    Volleyball

    Junior Varsity
    2014 – 20151 year

    Cross-Country Running

    Varsity
    2017 – 20181 year

    Soccer

    Junior Varsity
    2014 – 20173 years

    Arts

    • Choir

      Music
      Fall, winter, and spring concerts., Pop shows of show choir, Chamber concerts from the honors choir
      2014 – 2018

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store — Organizing and receiving shipments from the docks
      2017 – 2017

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Mental Health Movement x Picmonic Scholarship
    I never understood the actual meaning and what one may go through when having a mental illness until I got older. My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia even throughout my life, but I still never realized that something was wrong. I just thought that's how he was, that he was just a tad bit different. It did not occur to me that this illness was keeping him hidden from his true potential and personality. Until one night where his life changed. My family and I were not on the same page with my brother most of the time. Many fights occurred and the police were called multiple times on my brother because my parents would not know how to calm him down. At some points, my brother was homeless and would stay at a community college because he had nowhere else to go. He came back home one final night to get some socks and I was uneasy with even having him in. Later that night after his leaving, we had police by the door and they had arrested him. It's been 7 years since that night. The reasoning doesn't matter. But what does is him coming home soon God willing. Looking back at the time now, I continue to blame myself for the incident. If I would've just let him stay in and rest instead of the evil little sister I always saw myself to be. Following my parents and always thinking he was the problem when it was us. Not caring or being there for him. All of this gave me a new perspective on helping people. To show that nothing is wrong with them and that it is not their fault they became contained with these illnesses. That is why I am going to school for counseling. I wanna be able to help young children in school feel cared for and appreciated while they are young so they do not struggle when they become older. I want to use what I did not do for my brother and turn it into something positive for future generations.
    Darryl Davis "Follow Your Heart" Scholarship
    If someone were to ask me two words that represent the type of person I am, and what I would do for the rest of my life? I would say these words, to help. Us as humans I believe each one of us has a mission in life, and I honestly believe I was called by God to help. But to help how you may ask? Well, everyone. Let me explain. I am currently a student at the University of Texas at Arlington for Early Childhood Education. To be able to educate the younger generations for the better. Knowing that you can guide them on the right path at such a young age, I believe is amazing. Most people do not understand that teaching and influencing kids positively while they are still young is very important. It can demonstrate the type of person they will be in the future. And my goal is to inspire them to be the best they can be to their best potential on whatever they want to do in life. After a couple of years of teaching, I would like to transfer into becoming a counselor. And that is where help comes into play even more. I want to be that educator but also that friend that they are not afraid to go to. I know when I was younger I had many things going on in my life at home that school was the only place I could go to escape my real world and just have fun. My parents were divorced, my brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and I was not comfortable talking to anyone, just to write. The impact that I want to do in life is for kids not to be afraid to speak up about any troubles whether in school or at home and know that we are here for them. You never know what a student may be going through. I believe us as upcoming educators that it is our job to make them feel safe and comfortable as much as possible, that their studies will not be affected negatively, and that we can push them towards their dreams and goals. When reading the question of what excites me about this world, I just wanna say to be able to live it. You only have one life. We should all appreciate every single bit and ounce of it. We tend to forget and be stubborn in this life that turns into being selfish and greedy. But we have to be grateful that God gave us this life, and he put us here for a reason. Not to throw it all away, but to live and make something great. To me as I have already said to help and inspire people by educating and counseling. And if I can do that in life, even if it is one person in a great matter, that's the best achievement I can ever achieve in life. But why not do it too many more? I use to work for a senior living home as a server. I met many residents and meeting them was one of the best experiences in my life as I learned about their lives and history. I bring this up because I loved serving them and doing whatever I could for them to make their day and I would pull that as giving to our community. Respect your elders and everyone around you. As I also volunteered for a Christian thrift Store it taught me to give, but in a way of helping out your community with no expectations of money but doing it because you want to. There is so much more that I want to accomplish in my life but my 750 words are coming up and I hope my goals and ambitions have shown you the type of person I am. I am the youngest out of 10 siblings and step-siblings. You can just imagine the many nieces and nephews that run around the house. They are also a huge impact on why I want to become a teacher. The love I have for kids is indescribable. And if I can influence future generations for the better and continue to give and help many people in this life, that's the greatest achievement I could accomplish. Let's influence each classroom at a time, shall we?