Trenity Dobbey is our Alum of the Month!

Alum of the Month: Trenity Dobbey

Trenity graduated in 2004 from Chicago Vocational Career Academy, located in the Southside of  Chicago. She participated in Mikva’s Summer Government and Leadership Institute (Mikva Summer Fellows) and Mikva’s Young Women’s Leadership Council.

final-27Tell us about your Mikva experience.
My Mikva experience was amazing. I was able to learn about many aspects of politics, met some amazing and very influential politicians, as well as met some amazing youth who I fostered new relationships with. I also learned the importance of politics and the governmental system as well. I learned about work ethic and the importance of being thorough and honest. Overall, Mikva was a great experience for me.

 

Describe any significant relationships with fellow Mikva students.
I had an awesome experience with other Mikva students, in fact I still communicate with some today. These friendships helped me with remember the awesome times I had a Mikva as well as how to engage with new people.

In what ways has your Mikva experience shaped who you are today?
It helped me feel confident with working with people of various backgrounds as well as being confident in my work and when speaking.

What are you doing now? img_0832I just completed my masters program and I am currently a social worker. I am also an entrepreneur and own a life coaching business, T3 Life Coaching.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on January 3, 2017 in Mikva Alumni

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