Name: Janelle Marie Lattin

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Classification: Senior

Major: Child Development/Family Relations

Why did you choose Kentucky State? I chose Kentucky State University because of my mentor, a graduate of this institution. She enlightened me about the history and opportunities KSU offers.

What is your major and why did you choose this area of study? I chose to become an educator because of my passion to impact children’s lives and help mold them to be great people.

Who inspires you and why? Valencia Clay, an educator in Baltimore, Maryland, inspired me. Her passion, drive and dedication towards building up her students in her community is amazing. She gives me so much motivation to become an educator.

What do you plan to do when you graduate? After I graduate, I plan to attend graduate school and get a master’s degree in special education.

Words to live by: “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung