Firsts and high achievements illustrate Isabella’s story. Throughout her academic career at AF, she read and did math above her grade level. She excelled and always did extra credit. She secured scholarships and recognition for academic excellence. At the same time, she started her own business, served as a mentor to her peers, built a social media presence, and became an Amazon Prime student ambassador. Soon, she will graduate from North Carolina A&T State University, one of the nation’s top-ranked historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). When she does, she will be the first person in her family to graduate from college.