Name: Kensia Saint-Hilaire
House: McKaig

My name is Kensia Saint-Hilaire and I am a first-year computer science major at Florida State University. I am from Broward County, Florida and I am Haitian-American. I was accepted through the CARE program, which is a program for first-generation college students. I found out about Southern Scholarship Foundation from another CARE student after we were admitted into Florida State University. Learning about Southern Scholarship Foundation’s mission of helping students who lack financial resources go through and their commitment to the students really showed me that SSF is for me. Living through SSF has allowed me to learn a lot of new things about myself. I learned that I love to cook and share my dishes with others. Living in SSF has so far been a great learning experience and a great way of meeting new people.

My time at Florida State has allowed me to explore new hobbies and get to know myself better. I picked up roller-skating during my time here so far and it has become one of my favorite hobbies. I rollerskate every weekend and I try to practice every day. Another one of my hobbies is creating video edits of things I find interesting. I also enjoy learning about technology and coding. It is so fascinating to me how our world is becoming increasingly technologically enhanced. I want to keep up with the world and have a hand in the innovations that will come to fruition. This is one of the reasons why I decided to major in computer science. Being able to visualize what the world can be and creating that world is exciting to me.