Hi! My name is Maria Garcia. I come from a small town called Willmar in Minnesota. I am currently enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Anoka Technical College. This fall semester I will be finishing up the second year of my degree and will hopefully be graduating in the Spring! After I graduate, I wish to pursue my degree by specializing in an area of occupational therapy such as mental health or geriatrics. I would have not been able to go this far with my education if it wasn’t for CMJTS. As a first generation college student, it was hard for me to know where to find resources for school or how to fill out certain documents like the FAFSA. Sadly, these were all things that I was not able to ask my parents or siblings because I was the first one in my family of five to go to college. Thankfully, one of my cousins had heard of CMJTS and referred me to them. Since then all I can say is thank you for all the help CMJTS has given to me. Especially Delina Woltjer, my Youth Employment Specialist, who has helped me out since day one. I am forever grateful for everything you have helped me with and continue to help me with. Not only have your resources and advice influenced my life, but they have also changed the course of my family’s life. Now I will be able to help them with those difficult documents and refer them to resources like CMJTS. I cannot wait for them to one day be able to share their success as well!