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Brittany Andraca Guzman

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Bio

My life goal is to open a non-profit organization where I can offer free services to low-income individuals and families. These services would include horticulture therapy, which is the study of plants and therapy. Clients would also be offered free cooking classes, and art classes. I am a small business owner of a non-toxic, and environmentally friendly candle company. I am passionate about helping people and teaching them about ways to take care of themselves and the environment. With this scholarship it would help me pay for out of state tuition, books, and supplies for classes.

Education

Arizona State University-Polytechnic

Bachelor's degree program
2024 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations

Southwestern College

Associate's degree program
2022 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations

Southwestern College

Associate's degree program
2021 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

    -
  • Transfer schools of interest:

    -
  • Majors of interest:

    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services
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  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Horticulture

    • Dream career goals:

      Business Administration

    • Outreach Coordinator

      Dreams For Change
      2023 – 20241 year

    Arts

    • Aztec Dancing

      Dance
      2003 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Dreams For ChangeSite Coordinator
      2022 – 2022

    Future Interests

    Politics

    La Matriz Sagrada Scholarship
    Winner
    For the longest of time I saw my parents work endlessly for the love of their children, without a high school or college education they always found a way to make things work and to provide a safe environment for my siblings and I to grow up in, they always surrounded us with a world that was so vibrant and and full of life. From the time I was nine my parents planted a seed that would sprout into the generation that I now carry within me. For the past nineteen year, I have been involved in preserving the sacred traditions of our grandparents, through dance, prayers, and ceremonies. I am currently pregnant with my first, and as my belly starts grow more and more, and I start to feel my baby girls kicks its fills my heart with so much happiness, and excitement to bring her into this world, to hear her first cry, her first laugh, holding her in my arms. As my baby continues to grow inside me, I think more about my educational choices that I am making, giving up is not an option for me. When I graduated from my community college in Business Aministration, I thought that’s exactly what I wanted for myself, but being pregnant aligned me in a different direction in reconsidering what makes me happy, and the happiness I will surround all my children with. My future plans are transferring to another University that will offer the degree I truly want to pursue, which is Horticulture, for the longest of time I wanted to become a Horticultural Therapist. My dream is to start a nonprofit organization that helps out low-income communities by assisting individuals who are struggling mentally, emotionally, or physically through the power of growing plants, being able to grow their own fruits and veggies and taking them home with them. This form of therapy is ancient, not only are patients reconnecting with the plants but reconnecting with themselves as well. Receiving a higher education means giving my children everything my parents would have wanted to give me, since they did not have that opportunity, it means that their sacrifices actually translated into all the love they gave to us, it means creating a solid future for my first child and and all my future babies that are yet to come. I strive to give all my babies a beautiful life but choosing an educational career that makes me happy as well.