2013-2014 Osher Reentry Scholarship Winner
"...Unfortunately the political situation in Belarus made me leave the country in 2005. I was threatened by the governmental services, and felt that it would be more secure for me and my family if I moved to US. It took me some time to settle down here in San Francisco. My attempt to get an international relations degree in SFSU failed in 2009, because I wasn't interested in my major, and also because of financial troubles. In 2011 I entered City College of San Francisco changing my major to art history. And it was the best decision I have ever made. I feel strongly motivated to finally get my degree, and find a job of my dreams. My City College GPA is 4.0 and overall college GPA is 3.57, because now I take every class as an important step to fulfilling my dreams. I am happy to continue my education at SFSU! ... I love MOMA and contemporary art, so finding a job in this field is my main goal. In the future I would love to get my Master degree in art history."