"I am going to SNHU to transition my criminal justice degree to a more useful business administration degree."
I am a 27-year-old guy who lives in Southern New Hampshire, and I’m married to a beautiful woman with my first child—my daughter, Scarlet—due in June. When I graduated high school, I followed the traditional path going straight to my local college. In my freshman year, I was a Dean's List student. The very first day of my sophomore year, I received a phone call from my mother to let me know my 27-year-old sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Over next year, my grades slipped; I spent a lot of money I didn't have to raise myself out of depression, and I ended up working full-time to pay off those debts. When my sister passed away, I not only lost her, but I lost my family for a while. I don't remember much of the time after she passed, but I kept taking out loans to go back to school, only to be unable to attend class. I worked a cruddy retail job and had few hopes or aspirations for my future. Flash-forward a few years, and I now have a job I love with the greatest company in the world, Microsoft!, and I am going to SNHU to transition my criminal justice degree to a more useful business administration degree. I am fortunate to have the love and support of a family who's largely healed from the issues we've had in the past, and am excited to get my degree and further improve my family's life.