Hometown: Regina, SK
Band: Piapot First Nation, SK
Programs: Adult 12 (2009); Office Administration - Certificate
Cristina had such great memories of attending Sask Polytech to upgrade her education in 2009, that when she started to explore her options to advance her career, it wasn't difficult to choose where to go.
"Being out of school for eight years, I was anxious and nervous about being a student again. By the end of the first week of classes, I could tell the instructors were on my side," she says. "Being an adult student is sometimes more difficult because there are so many other parts of life happening. But I felt supported at Sask Polytech."
Cristina says she attributes a lot of her success to having access to a number of services and programs, such as learning services and scholarship funding, to help her manage her time and create a balance between home life and school life.
"The life I have lived has lead up to me being in school. I have taken the opportunities I have been given and they have made me who I am today," she says.
Cristina says she'd like to find a job with an organization that values giving back to the community; and while she continues to pursue a job she values, she says she's proud to set an example for her children.
"Down the road, hopefully, my kids will follow their dreams and remember that I, their mother, could do it too!"