Cassandra is a Kingsville native and single mother of five children. She is motivated and has worked very hard to support and care for her children independently. However, Cassandra realizes the best way to end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck is to get a degree and set an example for her children. Presently, Cassandra attends Coastal Bend College full-time while also working two part-time jobs. She aspires to eventually transfer to Texas A&M University Kingsville and double major in Psychology and Sociology. Her goal is to become a guidance counselor for troubled youth or recovering addicts. Cassandra states having a mentor will provide her the emotional support needed in raising a large family while working and going to school.