After graduating from high school in Boston, MA, I made the decision to attend an out of state university. Coming into my senior year of college I was struck by a drunk driver and nearly killed, forcing me to withdraw from school in order to work to support myself financially. It was at that time I made the decision to join the Army in order to have money to pay for my final year of undergrad as well as grad school expenses. It was that decision that enabled me to come to Fordham, debt free, with my living expenses fully paid for. This jacket is a symbol of my four years stationed in Germany while serving as an Army soldier, working as a paralegal.
– Jalisa Hunter