Amrika is the epitome of determination. Proud to be a building super’s daughter, she knew getting an education was crucial to changing her life. She tells a moving story about growing up in Washington Heights and now attending the prestigious Hamilton College.

Update, Spring 2016: Lets Get Ready alum Amrika Sieunarine graduated from Hamilton College with honors in World Politics. She was awarded the prestigious Bristol Fellowship which allows her to continue her studies while travelling abroad for a year. This first-generation college student hails from Trinidad and began her remarkable journey in Washington Heights, NY where she discovered Let’s Get Ready.